Political Will for US-Russia Dialogue Has Succeeded, Peskov Informs Media

Pauline Gross
July 6, 2018

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told a delegation of US lawmakers he hoped their visit to Moscow would help restore relations between the two legislatures, Interfax news agency reported. President Trump could not have imagined better news before Americans hit the road this summer, and before midterm elections in the US. Another summit is due on July 16th in Helsinki still aimed at world peace. The other is recognition of Russian Federation as a major superpower.

"You do not want to go into this encounter with Putin having just come off a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit that was in the kind of disarray that we left the G7 summit", said Napper.

"A change in atmosphere can change a whole lot else", the official said.

The White House disputes the idea that there is anything sinister about the relationship between Trump and Russian Federation, maintaining the line that no president has been tougher on Moscow than Trump.

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"He has said that he would not rule out recognizing Crimea as part of Russia because the majority of Crimeans speak Russian", she continue.

The Trump administration, unlike the administration of former president Barack Obama, has begun providing the Ukrainian Army with lethal weapons.

"Most likely, it will be a short meeting with (White house adviser on national security, John) Bolton and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, as well as with other representatives of the national security", - stated in the message.

Lavrov and Pompeo also touched upon topical issues on the global agenda, such as the situation around Syria and the Korean Peninsula issue, the statement said. "And our Crimea sanctions against Russian Federation will remain in place until Russian Federation returns the peninsula to the Ukraine". Putin is known as a shrewd negotiator who some officials worry could exploit such a session and extract concessions from Trump.

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