This transfer of penalties comes at a time when relations between the two rivals are deteriorating, in the wake of Washington’s allegations. Russian interference in US presidential election a Rising tensions in eastern Ukraine.
Washington on Thursday announced a new series of sanctions against Russia 10 Russian diplomats were expelled and Russian banks were barred from buying Russian government bonds until June 14.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Friday that he was expelling 10 U.S. diplomats.
The head of the US Federal Prison Agency and two former senior government officials will be barred from entering Russia. Donald Trump, Former National Security Adviser and former director of the CIA.
US announces economic sanctions against Russia
Lavrov also recommended that John Sullivan, the US ambassador to Moscow, return to Washington for “serious and in-depth consultations.”
“We have not received any official diplomatic correspondence with the Russian government on its decision against US diplomats in Russia,” Sullivan said in a statement Friday.
Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to Washington, was summoned by U.S. President Joe Biden in mid-March to discuss Putin’s assassination.
Moscow on Friday announced the expulsion of five Polish diplomats and set aside some painful measures for US companies.
The Kremlin calls on White House
Visitors take photos of the Earth on March 27, 2021 from the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square – Photo: Powell Golovkin / AP Photo
Although the Kremlin considered the US embargo “unacceptable”, Biden’s call for an “increase” was considered “positive.”
President Putin spoke [em primeiro lugar] The need and increase in the need to normalize relationships […]Therefore, it is good that the views of the two heads of state agree, “said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian presidency, adding that the two countries disagreed on a number of issues.
After coming to power, Biden vowed to be tougher with Moscow than his predecessor, Donald Trump, for his indifference to Putin.
The White House tenant, on the other hand, proposed a summit to his Russian counterpart “in the Third Country”, “in the coming months.”
“It’s time to dump her and move on,” Biden said Thursday.
Although the idea of a meeting was well-received in Moscow, Peskov claimed that it was Putin who put forward an in-depth conversation, but Biden referred to the March invitation for a public, live online conversation after calling the Russian president a “killer.” . This promise was ignored by White House.
The Finnish presidency announced on Friday that Finland had promised to hold a summit between Biden and Putin. The Nordic country has already hosted a summit in 2018 between Trump and Putin.
Relations between Russia and the USA
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalate after military exercises
Relations between Russia and the United States have deteriorated significantly since Moscow’s occupation of the Crimean Ukrainian peninsula in 2014.
Russia has accused Washington of imposing sanctions on Friday in retaliation for a massive cyber-attack in 2020, which was used by Solar Winds Vector, an American publisher of computer programs, to target U.S. federal agencies.
Russia’s foreign intelligence service has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.
These differences between Russia and the United States also occur amid growing Russian-Ukrainian tensions.
Ukraine alleges that it sought a reason to invade the country, and that it prepared an attack on pro-Russian separatists from the Donbass (eastern Ukraine).
Leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France on Friday called on Moscow to withdraw troops from the Russian-Ukrainian border.
At the end of his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selensky called for a summit with Russia, France and Germany.