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Friday, February 16, 2018

The state Duma refused Breakfast in retaliation for new US sanctions


Tuesday, January 30, the U.S. Treasury submitted to the Congress a report, which has recommended to impose sanctions against 200 of the top Russian officials and businessmen bogatasa. Among them were Dmitry Medvedev, Dmitry Peskov, Sergey Lavrov, Valentina Matvienko. One of the first on the daring Washington responded in the state Duma: there has threatened in retaliation to go to a prayer Breakfast with President trump.


photo: Dmitry Katerinov

“In these circumstances I will not fly, because I was going to establish a dialogue,” – said RIA Novosti head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Anatoly Aksakov. According to him, currently the relations between the US and Russia was unfavorable atmosphere.

“That is, they sanction us and we’re going to negotiate with a bow. So do not go”, – he added.

Earlier, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said that in addition to Aksakov, in the United States will not fly the head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov and the head of the state Duma Committee on science and education Vyacheslav Nikonov.

Previously, all three were invited by us congressmen to Washington to participate in various events, including at the national prayer Breakfast with the participation of the President of the United States Donald trump.

Recall that in the so-called “the Kremlin list” were 114 senior Russian officials, including the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev, Ministers. In the list also appear the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the leaders of power structures the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

Under the sanctions can get 96 of the richest Russians, including businessmen Roman Abramovich and Mikhail Prokhorov.

A complete list of individuals who face sanctions in our material

Sanctions. Chronicle of events

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