Actions better than words, says Russian Federation after Trump offer

23 August, 2018, 03:25 | Author: Eric Barnett
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Russian officials said the whole sanctions effort was done under "false pretense", and that Russia would soon offer a retaliation against the U.S. over the sanctions.

The move follows sanctions on a Russian port service company and several Chinese businesses for taking part in illegal shipments of alcohol, tobacco, and cigarettes to North Korea, which is under United Nations sanctions as well as USA ones, KBS World reports.

Putin also said Europe needed the Moscow-backed Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project, an initiative that Trump has harshly criticised, and that Russian Federation was the most suitable supplier of energy for Europe. Gold is "a 100 percent guarantee from legal and political risks", the central bank's First Deputy Governor Dmitry Tulin said at the time.

"As for our meeting with Trump, I view it as positive and useful", Putin said. "Russia is in a financial war".

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Russian shipping companies on allegations of violating sanctions against North Korea by participating in ship-to-ship transfer of oil products to North Korean vessels. They are accused of acting for or on behalf of Divetechnoservices to help the company circumvent USA sanctions.

Speaking after talks with Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto in Sochi, Putin described last month's Helsinki summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as positive, but blamed Trump's administration for continuing to hit Russian Federation with sanctions.

The Taliban plans to take part in Afghanistan peace talks in Moscow on September 4, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency on Tuesday.



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