Vladimir Putin proposes to treat the issue of “the Kremlin list” and other unfriendly steps by the United States, guided by the well-known rule “the dog barks – the caravan goes”. According to him, the Russian side was preparing a response, but to apply them will not. The President said at a meeting with his Trustees in the arcade.
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According to the head of state, he has not yet had an opportunity to review the contents of the document, but I heard that the list included all members of the government, the presidential administration, as well as many businessmen. “Each of these people and each of the structures are ordinary citizens, many industries, in fact the list brings all of us, all 146 million people,” – said the GDP.
On the remark of the businessman Igor Ashmanov that the list is not only Putin himself, the President smiled: “it’s a Shame, look!”
According to the President, the publication of “the Kremlin list” is certainly an unfriendly act, which complicates the already poor Russian-American relations and harm to international relations in General. “Those who do it in USA, are engaged in domestic policy fight with the President,” – said Putin.
He stressed that the Russian authorities were preparing to publish “the list” thought through the possible responses. But so far no action is planned. “It is nonsense to cease relations to zero,” – said the GDP.
In the near future the Kremlin, according to the head of the state, is the position of the observer and see the situation. “There are a lot that is not clear. For example, there are the names of the commissioners for human rights
and the rights of the child. In this regard, is not clear: what do they want? Let first define,” said the President, mentioning also that there are certain apps to the list, the contents of which are kept secret.
– We need to think about yourself, to deal with the economy, agriculture, healthcare, defense. And then comes the realization that there is no sense to generate some lists, to threaten, to frighten and deter our development. And while we should be guided by the well-known rule: the dog barks – the caravan goes – advised his Trustees Putin.
However, the head of state stressed that “infinite delivery of the items to expect is impossible, everyone should understand it”.
USA included in the “Kremlin report” of 210 people, including more than 100 senior Russian officials, including heads of government and the administration of President Dmitry Medvedev and Anton Vaino, politicians, heads of power structures.
In addition, the list includes 96 big business with the state more than $ 1 billion, the Finance Ministry did not disclose the list of parastatal companies, also drawn up within the framework of the law “On countering the enemies of America through sanctions”, which Donald trump signed in August 2017. In addition, there is a closed application with a list of persons having a lesser status and not included in the number of senior officials.
The Russian government appeared in the list in full, including 8 Deputy Prime Ministers and 22 Ministers of the Russian. The same fate befell the President’s administration.
It is noteworthy that the Kremlin’s dossier is referred to the head of the Council on human rights Mikhail Fedotov and the Commissioner for children’s rights Anna Kuznetsova. All 43 employees of the AP. In addition, the list includes Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko, state Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Secretary of the security Council Nikolai Patrushev, head of the General staff Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the GRU Igor Korobov, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the Prosecutor General and the head of the investigative Committee.
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