Russia will continue consultations with the United States to normalize relations

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Russia will continue the bilateral consultations with the US on issues in relations after the expansion of us sanctions, said in comments to the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, published on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.

Earlier it was reported that on June 23 in St. Petersburg held a meeting with Ryabkov senior U.S. Undersecretary of state for political Affairs Thomas Shannon.

«As you know, the next few days were planned for the continuation of bilateral consultations on the accumulated in Russian-American relations «stimuli», to find ways out of extremely difficult situation in which the American side has driven partnership and cooperation with Russia. After yesterday’s decision on sanctions, the situation does not have to conduct rounds of this dialogue, especially since the content for it is not reached because Washington was not proposed and is not proposing anything concrete in this area. As did not return, or returns expropriated in December last year, the Russian diplomatic property», — stated in the text.

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday expanded the list of sanctions against companies and individuals from Russia and the Donbass because of the situation in Ukraine. The list includes officials from Russia and the Donbass, as well as two representatives of the bike-club «Night wolves».