The spokesman of the US State Department Matthew Miller said this during a pressing in Washington, Ukrinform reports. "We recognize our obligations as the owner of APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation). But we will follow our rules and provisions on sanctions," he said, answering the Russian journalist's questions about whether the United States is planning to officially invite Putin to the summit In San Francisco.
He also added that he would be very surprised if the Russian president came to the United States, because because of fear of being arrested for his crimes, he was afraid to travel abroad. True, Miller did not answer the question of whether the United States is ready, which is not a member of the International Criminal Court, to arrest the Kremlin leader. "There are other mechanisms of liable that are used and the ISS is just one of them," the State Department representative said.