Russia to boycott think-tank some time ago kept running by US envoy

Russia to boycott think-tank some time ago kept running by US envoy

The move pursues steps taken by Moscow against a few other remote non-government associations

US minister Jon Huntsman filled in as director of the research organization from 2014 until 2017

MOSCOW: Russia said on Thursday it was getting ready to boycott the Atlantic Council, a research organization previously kept running by the US envoy to Moscow, which Russia’s examiner general depicted as a security danger.

“It has been set up that the exercises of this association present a danger to the basics of the protected request and security of the Russian Federation,” the examiner general’s office said.

It gave no further subtleties of the purposes behind the boycott.

The move pursues steps taken by Moscow against a few other outside non-government associations since Russia’s relations with the West crumbled over the Ukrainian emergency in 2014 and money related authorizations that pursued.

The General Prosecutor’s Office said it had given over its decision to the Russian service of equity.

“We are glad for the committee’s long convention of work with Russians and on Russia, and are frustrated that Russian experts have declared this progression,” the Atlantic Council said in an announcement sent by email to Reuters, including that it had not been educated regarding the choice by the specialists.

US minister Jon Huntsman filled in as director of the research organization from 2014 until 2017, when he was named to his discretionary post by President Donald Trump.

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