Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the radio station “Echo of Moscow” said that Secretary of state John Kerry was part of “Russophobic team” of President Barack Obama.
“Absolutely not, she said, answering a question of the presenter.— I am absolutely sure — so far as it allows me to talk about this position. As far as I can tell this is not stiffly and formally, but also their feelings and emotions.”
According to the diplomat, Sergei Lavrov maintains good relations with John Kerry. “When it comes to friends, it does not depend on the position, — said Zakharov. — Sergey Viktorovich maintains a very good relationship with many former foreign Ministers. I do not see this problem.”
Kerry held the post of U.S. Secretary of state since 2013. In retirement, he will leave after the inauguration of the elected President of the USA of Donald trump. As expected, at the head of the Department of state he was replaced by Rex Tillerson.