In the process on Tuesday of the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry theme of punishment was raised on the initiative of America, it is not a Russian agenda, said the press Secretary of the head of the country Dmitry Peskov.
"As for sanctions topic, then She touched. She was raised by the Russian side. And this topic is still not an issue on our agenda, "said he, RIA" Novosti ".
first on Wednesday, Kerry said That the purpose of the capital of the USA is not the preservation of anti-Russian sanctions, but they are important for ensuring peace in Ukraine. Remember, the Secretary of state on Tuesday morning visited Sochi, where he held conversations with the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. The Minister gave Kerry a t-shirt with the symbols of Victory, Krasnodar tomatoes And potatoes. The dialogues Lavrov described as " miraculous ". In the official letter the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the results of the negotiations it was noted That Lavrov in conversation with Kerry called dead-end path unwinding of confrontation And attempts at sanctions push. Then Kerry hosted the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, explaining the results of this meeting, expressed the view That the leadership of Russia considers it, though not as a breakthrough, but as the first signs of understanding the necessity of returning to the interaction of 2 great countries. According to his statement, the head of the USA "was interested" in the fact that Putin took Kerry. Explaining Putin meeting with Kerry, broadcasting company of si-EN-EN said That " broken the ice, however still a long way to improving bilateral relations."