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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Media: the agreement between Russia and the US on the return of departmenti “almost” achieved

The agreement of Russia with the United States on the return of diplomatic property “almost” achieved. This was stated by the correspondent of the American TV channel CNN, citing the words of Deputy foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

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The correspondent of CNN Jim Scuito stated that Russia is “almost” reached an agreement with the American side about the return of diplomatic property seized by the United States at the end of last year. The journalists said the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov.

“Deputy foreign Minister Ryabkov said that the Russian government had almost reached an agreement on the return of property seized USA”, — wrote the correspondent of the TV channel Jim Scuito.

Earlier in the us capital ended talks, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov with the U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Thomas Shannon. Following the meeting, the parties have not made statements to the media, but it is known that the main issue of the negotiations was the subject of the Russian departmenti. Before the visit of Deputy foreign Minister in the U.S. it was reported that following the meeting, the Russian side will take a decision on the response to the unfriendly actions of the United States.

A day earlier, the news Agency RIA Novosti citing a source in the US administration reported that the U.S. authorities do not intend to return the arrested Russian diplomatic property without getting “something in return”.

Two days earlier, Deputy assistant to the us President Sebastian Gorka said that the US administration is considering the possibility of lifting the arrest, but Russia must fulfill certain conditions of the American side. Demonstration of “honesty of intent” Moscow on Syria – the main condition of Washington in this matter. The US will see this “honesty”, if Russia will fulfill obligations under the ceasefire in the region. Conditionality in this issue from the US is unacceptable, said in the Kremlin, commenting on this information, noting that the topic was discussed at the meeting of the two presidents at the G20 summit in Hamburg.


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