The Russian Foreign Ministry has sharply reacted to the “illegal and absurd” blocking of a Russian diplomatic transaction by US bank JPMorgan Chase due to “sanctions.” Moscow warned that such moves might backfire for the US diplomatic mission in Russia.
JPMorgan Chase blocked a money transfer on behalf of the Russian Embassy in Kazakhstan to insurance company SOGAZ, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said in a Tuesday statement. The bank cited sanctions imposed by the US government against some Russian politicians and companies in connection with the situation in Ukraine, he said.
Lukashevich condemned the move as an “absolutely unacceptable, illegal and absurd decision,” saying that the sanctions were merely a “pretense.”
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