Some media, particularly the BBC reported, citing Russian diplomats that the conflict between Moscow and Washington on the two seized in US-Russian diplomatic territories close to resolution.
In December 2016 the American authorities have expelled Russian diplomats 35 and closed two of the residential complex of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation, located in the States of new York and Maryland, on suspicion of meddling in the presidential election in the United States. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov called the move «daylight robbery».
Monday, July 17, in Washington, a meeting was held between the Deputy head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Ryabkov and US Undersecretary of state for political Affairs Thomas Shannon. One of the main topics of the talks was the return of Russian diplomatic property.
It is reported that after the meeting, Ryabkov told reporters that Moscow and Washington «almost» reached an agreement on this issue.