Experts believe that trump continues Obama’s policy towards Russia
WASHINGTON, 31 Dec. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump adheres to the policy of his predecessor of Barack Obama in the build-out of course toward Russia, despite the regularly voiced by Republican calls for the normalization of relations with Moscow.
The opinion of American experts on the subject were led on Saturday by the newspaper the Hill.
“[Trump against Russia] is a continuation of the Obama administration’s approach after 2014, when Russia invaded the Ukraine”, says the former coordinator of sanctions policy, Department of state Daniel fried.
Thus, according to the newspaper, some of the current representatives of the us administration are convinced that there is no contradiction between the statements of trump and take the White house and key agencies steps there.
According to a source in the administration, the language that the President uses in his speeches, including in relation to Russia, is a part of a wider strategy, because it emphasizes “what we’d like to see the relationship” with Moscow.
“I don’t know a single person [in the U.S. departments] are working on the Russian direction, which is to say that good relations with Russia are not in our interests”, he argued.
“We follow a dual approach — we want to find areas of cooperation with them, but at the same time, we’re not going to just stand by and allow them to overwhelm us,” — said the representative of the American administration. According to him, it is as valid today Washington, in General, corresponds to the rate of the previous administration.