Russia to US: ‘Stop destroying our relationship, start solving problems you’ve caused’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Russia to US: ‘Stop destroying our relationship, start solving problems you’ve caused’

The much-touted meeting between US Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon and Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov in Helsinki has produced no breakthrough, with Russia confirming that further retaliatory measures against US diplomats are imminent.
“We urged them to stop destroying Russian-American relations and undermining international law, and to occupy themselves with solving problems that have arisen not due to any fault of our own,” said a statement from the Russian foreign ministry at the conclusion of the first day of a two-day summit.

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When asked if this meant that further restrictions against the US diplomatic corps in Russia will happen within a month, Ryabkov told the Sputnik news agency that he “doesn’t think it will take as long as that.”

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The US national flag on the front of the US Embassy building in Moscow. © Iliya PitalevMoscow to bring diplomatic missions in US, Washington’s in Russia to parity – Lavrov
Earlier Monday, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov promised that Moscow would introduce “full parity” into its relations with Washington following the closure of three diplomatic properties on US territory earlier this month. The closures were ordered by the US State Department.

According to a report in the Russian business daily Kommersant, the counter-measures could include a further cut in the number of American embassy staff, or a more symbolic reply, such as restricting the entry points for holders of US diplomatic passports and reducing the number of parking spaces outside mission buildings.

“The Russian side once again voice protest over the United States’ hostile actions, and violation of diplomatic immunity,” the ministry said Tuesday evening. “It was stressed that Russia is bringing conditions for US diplomats in the country in line with those that affect our envoys.”

Ryabkov told Shannon that Moscow planned to “accelerate” its lawsuit against the US over the “seizures” of the consulate in San Francisco, two trade mission annexes in Washington DC and New York as well as two Russian properties that were shuttered in the last days of the Obama administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though those in the bowels of power in the Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika want to engineer a new "low" in our relationship with Russia, so that war can ultimately be the only possible outcome.

To those who champion such an outcome, I can only counsel: be careful what you wish for.

Because right now, given its current state, the American military does not have the troop strength; the money; the weaponry; or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

The weapons Russia field tested in Syria, which have performed so capably, are now in high demand.

And what fluster-cluck has been visited upon the US military, courtesy of Lockheed Martin?!?

I give you ... the F-35.

F-35 grounded due to oxygen problems

F-35 grounded indefinitely due to oxygen problems

F-35 won't have a chance in real combat

Donald Trump should cancel the failed F-35 Fighter Jet Program

F-35 Threat Library Still Way Too Slow; Light Pilots Cleared to Fly By COLIN CLARK"

The F-35 is still horribly broken

Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

I rest my case.

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