The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry called U.S. foreign policy is meaningless and malicious
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The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the foreign policy of the outgoing US administration headed by Barack Obama do not make sense and can “destroy the world”.
“Every day I read the news from Washington that new sanctions against Russia, the supply of MANPADS to Syrian thugs, completely pointless, but harmful actions in all areas of foreign policy. God created the world in 7 days. The Obama administration 2 days more to destroy it”, — Zakharov wrote on his page in Facebook.
On 30 December, the US imposed sanctions against nine Russian institutions, companies and individuals, including against the GRU and the FSB. 35 Russian diplomats in the US were declared persona non grata and expelled from the country.
January 9, the United States expanded the list of Russian citizens subject to sanctions under the so-called “Magnitsky act”. In the list consisted of five people, including the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin.
11 January, a group of democratic senators led by John McCain has introduced in Congress a billthat would introduce new sanctions for investing in mineral extraction, pipelines and civil nuclear projects in Russia, and for the purchase and sale of sovereign debt of the Russian Federation and participation in the privatization in Russia.