Russian foreign minister calls seizure of USA compounds 'daylight robbery'

Russia expects 'political wisdom' from US over diplomatic spat

Trump set terms to give Russia its diplomatic properties back

Kremlin spokesman Dmity Peskov said he hopes "political wisdom" will prevail.

Sputnik, a senior officer from the white house confirmed that United State President Donald Trump's administration is moving toward to give back Russia's diplomatic properties, only under the condition that it will receive something in return from Moscow.

Later Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet in Washington, DC, with Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon over the diplomatic impasse between the two countries.

Obama ordered the seizure of the diplomatic compounds in Maryland and New York State, as well as the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, in response to what he said was their involvement in efforts to influence the election of his successor.

The public objection was rare for Netanyahu, who has sought to avoid confrontation with Moscow and Washington over Syria.

Russian officials have repeatedly called for the unconditional restoration of access to the diplomatic compounds, saying Moscow's patience is running out.

The White House has faced a maelstrom of United States investigations into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

USA attempts to set preconditions for the return of Russian diplomatic property seized in NY and Maryland are "daylight robbery", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday, the RIA news agency reported.

They have threatened to retaliate and indicated their actions may depend on the outcome of the meeting between Shannon and Ryabkov.

The Kremlin continues to believe that Russia's diplomatic property in the USA must be returned without any preconditions.

Mr Lavrov added that this disagreement and "anti-Russian" sentiment among Americans may mean the countries will not agree on key, global issues.

President Trump has continued to cast doubt on Russian interference in the election, saying he wants to build closer ties with Russia.

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