The wave of anti-Russian sanctions coming from Washington is
“unprecedented, baseless and illegal,” said Nebenzya, who is Russia’s
new Permanent Representative to the UN.
“Ironically, the EU together with US implemented illegal sanctions
against Russia and now it could be a victim of those restrictions as the
result of these sanctions. This situation can be described as: We told
you so,” the diplomat said.
“We repeatedly warned our American colleagues that our patience would
run thin one day. And this happened now… We were trying to refrain from
tit-for-tat for a long time enough to allow our American partners to
rectify the situation. Unfortunately, it did not happen.
not do it out of the blue. It was a response to the previous
administration’s measures that were taken on the eve of 2017 when the
United States sent out 35 Russian diplomats and basically robbed us of
our property, which belongs to us legally,” Nebenzya said, adding that
the legislation about to be signed into law by US President Trump was
the last straw that breached the limit of Moscow’s patience.