US decision to sanction Russian bank unacceptable – Russian Foreign Ministry
by The Daily Lede
Russia believes that the United States decision to impose unilateral sanctions against Russia’s “Tempbank” is absolutely inadmissible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The Russian Foreign Ministry says that the continuation of such steps will negatively impact the joint work on the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
“We believe that the decision to include the Open Joint Stock Company Tempbank to the anti-russian restrictions on the grounds that it has offered financial services to the Syrian government is completely inacceptable.
The United Nations Security Council did not adopt any resolution that forbids the cooperation with Damascus, which means that bilateral economic and financial ties are completely legitimate, and their legitimacy cannot be placed under question,” According to a statement published on the site of the Russian Foreign Ministry.