The head of American diplomacy Rex Tillerson informed the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on the timing of when the U.S. will respond to the expulsion of its diplomats from Russia. According to Secretary of state, the answer will be ready by September 1. During the meeting in Manila on Sunday Tillerson assured Lavrov in Washington’s desire to cooperate with Moscow.
The United States is preparing a response to the expulsion of Russia diplomats. About it the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson told the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, adding that the answer will be given by September 1. On it informs Agency Associated Press.
As Tillerson told reporters he asked Lavrov a few “clarifying questions” about the countermeasures implemented by Russia in response to the passage of the bill to toughen anti-Russian sanctions. Recall, this event resulted in Moscow’s decision to send 755 of American diplomats and employees of diplomatic missions. It was also suspended the use of the cottages and warehouses in the Russian capital.
According to Tillerson, the US has not yet decided on measures to be taken in response to these actions.
The meeting of foreign Ministers of the two countries was held in Manila on 6 August. After told reporters U.S. Secretary of state, the Russian side at the meeting expressed “some willingness” to discuss ways out of the Ukrainian crisis. Also at the meeting was touched upon the alleged intervention of Russia in the U.S. presidential election.
The head of American diplomacy assured his Russian counterpart that Washington with pragmatism looks at relations with Moscow. The United States stands ready to work with Russia on resolving problems. According to Rex Tillerson, to stop communicating because of one question.