"The dialogue between Russian Federation and the U.S.is now free from the ideology that characterized it under the Barack Obama administration".
Just as the investigation into Donald Trump's possible collusion with the Russian government heats up, he is reportedly taking the shockingly brazen step of beginning to dismantle sanctions against Russia.
The White House is now exploring turning the estates - one of which is in Oyster Bay - back over to Moscow, the Washington Post reported. They are directly related to the very Russian activities involving Trump and the 2016 United States presidential election that are now under investigation.
According to the Washington Post, the Trump Administration told Russian Federation that it is considering to hand over the properties back to them if Moscow lifts its freeze on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD), imposed in 2014 in response to us sanctions in relation to Ukraine. However, shortly after, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that they had "dropped any linkage" between the compounds and the consulate, according to the Post. The Russian government was unable to offer a similar response, which for Putin and his cabinet raises a question of whether the USA has no spies, or whether the Russians are just bad at finding them. In the same statement, he declared 35 Russian intelligence agents "persona non grata", forcing them to leave the U.S.
The implementation of sanctions began in 2014 in response to Russia annexing the Crimea territory of Ukraine and expanded as Russian active measures to the us and European Union and its military aggression toward its neighbors continued.
For decades, Russian Federation asserted that it used the compounds as luxury event spaces where United Nations officials and ambassadors could enjoy recreational activities and carouse in comfort, but according to the Post, the USA has long suspected the properties were actually spy sites. "They know full well that those two facilities they mentioned, they are vacation facilities for our kids and this is Christmas, and this is vacation time for our schools".
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United Nations vows sanctions on N. Korea
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