Klintsevich: Tillerson came to Russia not in vain


RIA Novosti

The visit of U.S. Secretary of state Wayne Rex Tillerson in Russia was not in vain. This opinion was expressed by first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich. According to him, the negotiations were evidence of the common goals of Russia and the USA in the fight against terrorism.

“The confirmation of the General focus on fighting international terrorism is probably the maximum that can be achieved today in Russian-American relations in view of recent negative events,” TASS quoted Klintsevich. Moscow and Washington made a compromise, on the part of Russia that was demonstrated by the willingness to restore the operation of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria, he added.

It is important that the parties were able to preserve the possibility of cooperation in the fight against ISIS (“Islamic state” banned in Russia), Russian politician believes.

Earlier it was reported that on 12 April the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, the conversation in the Kremlin were “detailed and Frank”. He also noted that Russia and the United States have a common interest in reaching a political solution on the Syrian issue.