Zakharova called US policy is absolutely unpredictable

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova. Archival photoZakharova called US policy is absolutely unpredictable© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

American politics is completely unpredictable, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview with TV channel «Rain».

In her words, to predict the further steps of the United States is quite difficult.

«The only predictable thing is that they are completely unpredictable, and what to throw millions and even billions of dollars may one day become completely irrelevant, when a new political grouping,» said the Russian diplomat.

Russia is «predictable in terms of our basic postulates, units,» they «don’t change 180 degrees,» said Zakharov.

Relations between Russia and the USA in recent times is seriously complicated. The administration of President Barack Obama at the end of December 2016, passed a package of anti-Russian sanctions because of alleged «interference in election» and «pressure on American diplomats» working in Russia. Among other things, the United States has closed access to the two residential complexes, the so — called suburban «summer cottages» Russia’s permanent mission in new York and the Russian Embassy in Washington, which is the Russian diplomatic property.

In the summer Moscow has ordered to reduce the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia to 755 to 455 employees. Thus, Moscow has equated the number of employees of the U.S. Embassy in Russia, the number of employed in the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States.

After that, the U.S. has suspended the procedure for issuing non-immigrant visas across all Russia, from September 1 this procedure resumes, but only at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Washington explained the innovations to the reduced number of staff of the diplomatic mission in Russia. Early American visa issued Consulate in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.

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