Lavrov called the situation departmentu «daylight robbery»

© AFP 2017 / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez Manor Killingworth in the area of Glen Cove, new York that are departmentu RussiaLavrov called the situation departmentu «daylight robbery»© AFP 2017 / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the situation with the arrest of Russian departmenet in the United States «daylight robbery».

Earlier, a senior official in the White house told RIA Novosti that Washington does not intend to return the Russian diplomatic property without getting «something in return».

«The source is anonymous? So, understand that they have a guilty conscience. With regard to fact, if so, (it is — ed.) robbery in broad daylight. The highwaymen have there, it turns out, commented on the situation. How is it possible: to select the property that is assigned to the bilateral intergovernmental ratified the document, and to get her back – acting on the principle «What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is shared», — Lavrov told reporters.

At the same time, the Minister expressed the belief that the administration of Donald trump’s «sensible people» who «understand that the decision to arrest diplomatic property — as the expulsion of 35 diplomats and their families — was adopted by the administration of (Barack) Obama in state of agony».

According to him, the Obama administration at the time «didn’t know how to destroy our relations with Washington so that the administration of the tramp are unable to recover them».

«Unfortunately, this zealous attitude of trying to find some «hidden» channels of Russia’s influence on what is happening, the US clearly does not subside, to my great regret, and adds confidence that we will be able in international relations to establish normal cooperation, in the interests of all countries without exception,» — said Lavrov.

The US does not intend to return Russia arrested departmenet. Should I answer it?

  • Of course, Moscow should arrest American departmenst and to expel the diplomats
  • Yes, as long as you can confine the arrest of departmenti
  • No, it will exacerbate relations with Washington


  • 80.3%

    Of course, Moscow should arrest American departmenst and to expel the diplomats

  • 16.8%

    Yes, as long as you can confine the arrest of departmenti

  • 2.9%

    No, it will exacerbate relations with Washington

All of presegregated the end of December 2016, the Obama administration imposed a package of sanctions because of «intervention in election» and «pressure on American diplomats» working in Russia.

Among other things, the U.S. closed access to two residential complexes, the so — called suburban dachas of Russia’s permanent mission in new York and the Russian Embassy in Washington, who are diplomatic property of Moscow.

On Monday in Washington, will host the second round of consultations, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Undersecretary of state for political Affairs Thomas Shannon, at which the parties will discuss, including the issue of departmentu. From the results of the meeting will depend on whether Moscow will take retaliatory measures. In the Kremlin, stressed that the nomination of any conditions for return of property is unacceptable, but urged to wait for the outcome of the negotiations.


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