Aug 13, 2022 11:08 UTC
  • Russia warns US it will sever ties if branded terror sponsor, assets seized

Moscow has warned its diplomatic ties with Washington could be broken off should the US seize its assets or brand Russia a "state sponsor of terrorism."

"We warn the Americans of the detrimental consequences of such actions that will permanently damage bilateral relations, which is neither in their nor in our interests," Alexander Darchiev told TASS Saturday. 

Darchiev also said that the US influence on Ukraine had increased to the degree that "Americans are increasingly becoming more and more a direct party in the conflict".

On Friday, Darchiyev said if the Senate passes a legislation designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, it will cause "the most serious collateral damage for bilateral diplomatic relations, to the point of downgrading and even breaking them off."

"The American side has been warned," he said.