February 8 , 2018 – FRN –
The US has illegally blocked a money transfer of the Russian Defense Ministry, which was intended to pay for fuel of Russian aircraft fighting against terrorists in Syria.
This sum is for more than five million dollars, said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She explained that this is an international transfer, which the Russian Defense Ministry carried out in 2017. Zakharova stressed that the US side has frozen the money.
“It’s more than five million US dollars. So far, these funds, have not been returned,” Zakharova said at a briefing.
In her weekly briefing to the media, Zakharova also recalled the US blocking of the 2017 transfer of $200,000 from Russia to the accounts of the International Atomic Energy Agency. What’s more is that the money was Russia’s contribution to the research program for the treatment of cancer.