US visa suspension move tramples on idea of freedom — senior Russian diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 6:19
Bout barred from calling out of US jail, meeting relatives for 2 months - lawyerWorld August 23, 4:57
Russia marking day of defeat of Nazi forces in world’s biggest-ever armor operationSociety & Culture August 23, 3:18
Ukrainian president briefs other Normandy Four leaders about his trip to DonbassWorld August 23, 2:23
Normandy Four leaders support expected ceasefire in Ukraine — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 0:27
Russia beggining development of response to new anti-Russian sanctions by USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 23:14
Investigators claim to have enough evidence to prove Serebrennikov guilty of fraudRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 21:35
Washington tries to use events in Khan Shaykhun to justify its strike on Syria — MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 21:31
Egypt to receive 15 Russian 'Alligator' helicopters in 2017Military & Defense August 22, 19:57
“We would like to remind the American side once again that the language of sanctions is useless and counterproductive with Russia. Should the administration keep following the vicious path, this will negatively affect our joint work on Syria and the general atmosphere of Russian-American relations that are not going through the best times now,” Lukashevich said.
“Should the administration keep following the vicious path, this will negatively affect our joint work on Syria and the general atmosphere of Russian-American relations that are not going through the best times now,” Lukashevich said.
“The sanctions list against the Syrian regime and its supporters published by the US Department of the Treasury continues Washington’s course for exterritorial use of its national laws in violation of all generally accepted norms of international law,” the diplomat said.
“We are still surprised at the undisguised cynicism and double standards of the American administration that prefers to turn a blind eye to bloody outrages of Syrian opposition militants and simultaneously punish Syrian social and economic bloc ministers accusing them of involvement in rampancy of violence and instability in the country,” he said.
Moscow “believes the decision to apply anti-Syrian restrictions to the OJSC Moscow Joint-Stock Bank Tempbank on the grounds that it renders the Syrian government financial services to be absolutely unacceptable”.
“The UN Security Council has adopted no resolutions banning cooperation with Damascus, so bilateral economic and financial ties are fully legitimate,” Lukashevich said. “Their legality cannot be doubted by anyone.