Anti-Russian sentiment in the United States prevented President Donald Trump to establish relations with Moscow. This opinion was expressed by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, RIA Novosti reported Thursday, April 13.
“In the United States is now about Russia there is, without exaggeration, hysteria. The US President obviously limited in its attempts to normalize relations with our country — he just doesn’t give to do it,” — said Kosachev at the meeting with the leader of the Japanese party “Shinto Daichi”, the former Deputy of Parliament of Japan, Muneo Suzuki.
He added that the talks of Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson “nobody expected a breakthrough.” “I think that nobody tried to offer each other so called great deals”, — said the head of Committee of the Federation Council.
According to Kosachev, the parties intend “to move forward a strategy of small steps, gradually feeling those areas of cooperation where we can with each other to communicate”.
The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tillerson and Lavrov took place on 12 April in the Kremlin. The press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov called the President with U.S. Secretary of state constructive.
Following the talks, Tillerson said that Moscow and Washington must do everything to stop the degradation of the bilateral relations. Lavrov supported the statement, stressing that “to overcome the barriers, efforts are needed”.