The US President-elect Donald trump understands the strategic value of Russia, but cannot afford the drastic steps to improve relations between the two countries, a political analyst, researcher, Center for Euro-Atlantic and defense studies RISS Konstantin Blokhin. This view he expressed in an interview with “Tape.ru”.
“American policy such nerazvorotlivy tanker. To change some global trend, it takes time,” — said the expert.
According to him, the United States Congress has a very strong “Russophobic lobby” with whom trump should be considered to “not to lose political points.” In the near future possible contacts trump with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to discredit Republicans in the eyes of the senators, “to show him a puppet of the Kremlin,” says Blokhin.
Thus, according to the analyst, the new American President will in any case be to develop relations with Moscow “because the US can’t do without Russia to solve issues in the middle East and China.”
January 12, the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed the hope that Putin and trump will be able to find a common language.
A day earlier, us President-elect during a press conference said that Russia is not “no button”. “Either we come to an understanding, or not,” he explained. The Republican also stressed that a good attitude from the Russian leader will benefit both countries.