Russian President Vladimir Putin during a straight line Thursday, June 15, thanked US citizen for trying to resist to Russophobic sentiments among the Americans.
A man from Arizona, wrote an appeal to Putin: “I’m a fan. I am very Pro-Russian. Question: as an American who is in America and sees a rabid Russophobia in your own country, what advice would you have given me to help understand the Americans that Russia is not the enemy?”
The head of state stressed that Moscow sees Washington as an ally, not an enemy. “What is now developing Russophobia in the US — we see it we believe that it is primarily the result of growing internal political struggle. But I assure you that in Russia a lot of people who have great respect for the achievements of the American people,” he said.
Putin also said that Russia and the United States twice in history been allies in two world wars. The head of state expressed hope that Russian-American relations will come to its normal condition, noting that Washington is also interested in this.
June 14, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions. In the event of approval, American companies and individuals will not be allowed to lend to Russian banks for longer than 14 days. It is also proposed to limit the terms of financing of Russian oil and gas companies. The first package of sanctions against Russia, Washington introduced in 2014 on the accession of Crimea and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
June 13, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, speaking at the hearings in the Senate, said that the partners of the United States asking Washington to improve relations with Russia.