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Russian Ambassador praised the United States for lifting financial sanctions from diplomatic missions

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Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov

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The US Treasury Department yesterday allowed American persons to participate in transactions in the interests of the functioning of Russian diplomatic and consular missions. This is the right decision, said on Friday, November 11, the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov.

According to the diplomat, a lot of work had to be done to bring Washington to an awareness of the significant damage that sanctions inflict on Russian diplomats around the world, informs RIA News.

The US administration’s decision to lift financial restrictions on Russian diplomatic missions is, although belated, a step in the right direction, Antonov said.

The Russian ambassador expressed hope that the banks would correctly accept the decision of the US Treasury and stop blocking the transfers necessary to ensure the normal functioning of Russian institutions abroad.

Earlier, Anatoly Antonov said that Russian diplomats in the United States face a lot of difficulties in the performance of their official duties. The employees of the Russian embassy in the United States, as well as members of their families, receive threats, while the work of the diplomatic mission is being blocked by demonstrators, the ambassador said.

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