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Trump set terms to give Russian Federation its diplomatic properties back

18 July 2017

U.S. Undersecretary Tom Shannon met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at the State Department on Monday, part of a series of meetings on how to resolve the situation.

"We have repeatedly said that we think any conditions are unacceptable".

In December 2016, former President Barack Obama ordered 35 Russian officials to leave the United States and shut down two Russian owned estates that the American security establishment believed were used as a spy base for the Kremlin.

Moscow on Sunday urged the return of compounds in the US seized by the Obama administration in retaliation for alleged Kremlin interference in the USA presidential election. We think that the diplomatic property must be returned without any conditions and talks, ' Peskov said Monday, CNN reported. "What is happening is - de facto and de jure - a violation of global law".

After Russia was seized in 2016 USA presidential elections over Moscow's alleged interference by the former President Obama.The Obama administration announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the United States presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians. "Contacts are happening between the foreign policy departments".

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Trump has repeatedly cast doubt over the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russian intelligence agencies interfered in the election.

The question of the properties of diplomatic had been addressed "without ambiguities" by the Russian president Vladimir Putin during his meeting with his american counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hamburg on 7 July, said Dmitry Peskov.

The Russian President held off from retaliating at the time and said he would wait to see how Mr Trump reacted after he came into the White House.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned last month that the Kremlin could retaliate if the compounds were not returned. "I want to confirm that the retaliatory measures are in the works", Zakharova told reporters. "Let us not get ahead of ourselves".

"We still hope that our American colleagues will demonstrate a certain political wisdom and political will", he remarked during a conference call.

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Trump set terms to give Russian Federation its diplomatic properties back