Moscow responds to U.S. curbing military ties with Russia

18:30, 03 December 2016
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Moscow sees nothing new in U.S. Congress banning cooperation between Russian and U.S. military, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, TASS reports.


"Nothing new here, the Congress adopted a similar law last year, too," he said Saturday, according to TASS.

"In Pentagon’s last year budget was a ban on contacts between military authorities, though that law gave the right to the U.S. president to allow contacts between the military," he said.

Read alsoU.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine"Stable contacts between the Russian and U.S. military are only under the agreement on avoiding incidents in the air," the foreign minister continued. "This agreement continues working, and it works well and smoothly, according to the common view."

"Unfortunately, as for fighting terrorism, we lack coherence of the kind."

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