The Russian foreign Ministry said about the lack of illusions to restore relations with the United States

Sergei Ryabkov

Do you have high expectations about the prospects of restoring relations with the United States. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, RIA Novosti reported.

According to him, after a period of degradation and rolling down the slope caused by the policies of the previous administration of U.S. President Barack Obama at Russian-American relations there is now an opportunity to align, and ideally for the production on an upward trajectory.

“Whether it will turn out until we know. We have no inflated expectations, we have no illusions. But we have a sober assessment of the situation and opportunities,” the diplomat said.

Earlier on February 28 Ryabkov announced the beginning of preparation for the meeting of the American and Russian presidents, Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin. “Understanding dates and venue of this meeting yet, but the practical preparation for its implementation started, and in this respect there is a mutual understanding with the American side,” — said Ryabkov.

On 16 February the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov spoke about the outcome of his first meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. As explained Lavrov, Tillerson reassured him that the US is ready to restore relations with Russia, but said that all differences cannot be resolved immediately.