Zakharov told about Russophobic candidate in US elections

Maria Zakharova

In US elections there was not a single Pro-Russian candidate, but was Russophobic. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the radio station “Echo of Moscow”.

“No Pro-Russian candidate was not, obviously. But there was a candidate with a strong Russophobic — or if the word is not like, say, “anti” — attitude, — said Zakharov. — One candidate is clearly expressed anti-Russian views, and against this background, many felt that the second candidate — Pro. This was not. There are no Pro-Russian candidates, they’re all Pro-American”.

At this, Zakharov stressed that Moscow throughout the election campaign in the US took a balanced stance, not supporting any of the participants, because they believed that it is an internal affair of the United States. Russia was ready to work with trump, and with Clinton, the diplomat said.

According to the representative of the foreign Ministry, the election trump Moscow inspires optimism, as he has repeatedly stated that it intends to focus on combating international terrorism. The diplomat noted that Russian-American relations it is possible to deduce from deadlock, and Russia with the United States.

Republican candidate Donald trump won the presidential election in November 2016, ahead of his rival Democrat Hillary Clinton. His inauguration will be held in Washington on January 20. During the election campaign, trump repeatedly called for normalization of relations with Russia, while Clinton accused Moscow of meddling in the election and hacking my mail.