USA to Give Back Russia's Diplomatic Compounds Only For 'Something in Return'

Patrice Gainsbourg
Julho 17, 2017

Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow would take retaliatory measures against Washington if the situation with Russia's diplomatic property in the United States is not resolved.

Former President Obama in December ordered the seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds in Maryland and Long Island and expelled 35 diplomats over Moscow's meddling in the election.

USA intelligence services believe Russian Federation ordered cyber attacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Hillary Clinton's campaign and other political organizations, in an attempt to influence the election in favor of the Republican candidate, Donald Trump.

Earlier on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry asserted that the country was prepared to banish American diplomats if the USA does not undo its decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats and block access to Russian diplomatic estates.

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Moscow has said a lot will depend on the outcome of a meeting in Washington later on Monday between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon who will discuss the continued diplomatic row.

FBI is investigating contacts between his campaign and Russia, Trump is moving toward returning the compounds.

Stay tuned for more updates and reports, you can share your views on this report in the comment section below. Russian Federation has threatened to respond in kind but has also said it appreciates the 'difficult internal political situation.

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