Slutsky called the decision not to expel American diplomats from Russia wise

Slutsky called the decision not to expel American diplomats from Russia wise© RIA Novosti. Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin not to send diplomats of the United States in response to sanctions and expulsion of members of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation — wise thing to do, the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

«The decision of the President of Russia not to expel diplomats of the United States in response to sanctions and expulsion of members of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation — wise thing to do,» said Slutsky reporters.

However, he noted that the recommendations of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for the announcement of persona non grata of American diplomats was made in accordance with conventional practice, imposing similar measures against unfriendly steps.

«However, the President of the Russian Federation was higher than assumed in the agony of the decisions of the outgoing administration of Barack Obama. Russia is committed to constructive dialogue and restoring relations with the United States, and we expect the same approach from the new American President Donald trump,» — said the Deputy.

However, he added that Russia reserves the right to use the «mirror» principles of diplomatic practice.

On Thursday, the Obama administration has imposed sanctions against nine Russian institutions, companies and individuals, including against the GRU and the FSB, for «meddling in the election» and «the pressure on us diplomats» working in Russia. The USA closed the Russian diplomats access to two residential complexes, the so — called suburban «summer cottages» of the permanent mission of the Russian Federation in new York and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, which is the Russian diplomatic property. In addition, persona non grata declared 35 Russian diplomats.

Putin said that Moscow will not send American diplomats in response to Washington’s actions. He stressed that according to established international practice, Russia has all grounds for an adequate response. Moscow reserves right to retaliate, but would not stoop to the level of «cooking» diplomacy, said the head of state. Putin described the hostile actions of the Obama administration as «provocative, aimed at further undermining Russian-American relations.»

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