President Barack Obama said that Russia’s behavior violates international norms, it becomes a source of problems in other countries. According to him, any assumptions about the encroachments of the United States on Russia’s interests are incorrect. A recording of the speech is available on C-SPAN.
“We believe that Russia is an important country. Its armed forces in the world only inferior to ours. And we believe that Russia should be part of the solution to the problems in the world, not one of their sources. Russia’s actions have undermined international norms, rules, and we have to say about it,” said Obama during a press conference at the White house.
The US President called the incorrect assertion that Washington incorrectly responds to Russian politics. “Any remarks about the fact that we are in any way incorrect respond to the aggression of Russia or something trying to invade her legitimate interests wrong,” he said
Also Obama in his speech criticized the candidate in presidents from Republicans of Donald trump. He stated that “surprised and concerned” the position of the candidate of the Republican party about Russia.
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama on 18 October took the White house with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. This is the last official reception and state dinner in the Obama White house as head of state.
The relationship between the US and Russia have deteriorated because of the military conflict in Syria and the situation in Ukraine. On 16 October the foreign Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson and the head of the U.S. Department of state John Kerry said negotiations in London that London and Washington are considering imposing sanctions against Syria and Russia due to the aggravation of the situation around Aleppo. The head of the British foreign Ministry noted that possible restrictive measures will be economic in nature.