Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Sergey Glazyev believes that Donald trump, occupying the post of President of the United States, cancel anti-Russian sanctions. He also expects the reset in relations between Russia and America.
“I think trump, like a practical man, cancel anti-Russian sanctions that harm both American businesses. Why trade and financial relations between Russia and not only the US but the West as a whole will recover and will be likely to grow depending on the economic environment” – such a development of events after the arrival of American billionaire to power predicted Glazyev in an interview with TASS.
According to Glazyev, the results of the American elections, saying that “the American people do not want war and for the first time in world history there is a chance to move to a new world order without a world war.” According to the assistant to the President, the reset in relations between Russia and the USA “will certainly”, because the whole foreign policy of the Obama administration was “focused on aggression against Russia in order to preserve American hegemony.” “This aggression, can be said to have failed,” he concluded.
The US election was held on 8 November. According to preliminary results, the Republican candidate Donald trump won a victory over his rival, the representative of the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton, with the support of 279 of electoral College (with 270 needed).
Commenting on the results of the US elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded about the pre-election statements of trump, which “was aimed at restoring relations between Russia and the USA”. In turn, the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has expressed hope that with the arrival of trump in the White house will be able to establish a more constructive dialogue between the US and Russia.
However, representatives of the current American optimism of the authorities of Moscow do not share. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, speaking in an interview with the newspaper “Kommersant” about the prospects of Russian-American relations, urged not to forget that President Barack Obama still has three months. He recalled that at this time will continue contacts on Ukraine the U.S. Deputy Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland, assistant of the RF President Vladislav Surkov. “Not going anywhere, and the Syrian problem – here the solution requires a number of complex issues: from the situation in Aleppo to the political reconciliation process,” – said the diplomat.
Answering the question whether it is easier to solve these issues with joining the White house, Donald trump, Tefft admitted that he could not say anything definite, since “it takes two to tango”.
The Ambassador believes that it is not necessary to tune in to what is going to happen is a breakthrough in the forthcoming talks in Geneva on a Treaty intermediate and short range. “But we would really like to get this issue resolved”, he concluded.