USA don't expect criticism of the Russian authorities on a wide range of problems, and among them by the verdict of the citizens of Ukraine Oleh Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, change their actions, said the official authorized state Department, John Kirby.
Tuesday North-Caucasian district military court has pronounced a sentence Sentsov to 20 years in prison for organizing terrorist acts in the Crimea, the second defendant Kolchenko received 10 years of imprisonment. The state Department condemned the sentences, calling them a judicial error.
"Will today message (state Department) on the behavior, activities, or the reaction of Russia? I don't know. That wasn't part of our calculations. It has to be said because of how they treat the Russian authorities with these 2 gentlemen (Sentsov and Kolchenko), " said Kirby at a press conference.
"Making such strong statements, we are not worried that They have the ability to produce a negative effect on relations with Russia). They are required to be done and we will continue to do, " he added.
at the same time the Commissioner of the state Department again said that North America have plans to continue cooperation with Russia on a number of major international issues, such as Iran and the Syrian Arab Republic, " when It is necessary ".
"There are other areas where we can, where we need and where we will continue to seek opportunities for cooperation, such as Iran, and, we hope, on the Syrian Arab Republic. That's why Secretary of state (John) Kerry in the last period of time so often communicated with the Minister of foreign Affairs (Sergei) Lavrov to identify ways of achieving a political settlement (in Syria), " said Kirby.