Sunday, November 6, 2016

Russian Prime Minister: Relations With The U.S. Are Now 'Rock Bottom'

© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS

TASS: Relations of Russia, US "hit rock bottom" - Medvedev

Medvedev emphasized the deteriorating relations with the US "are neither our fault nor our choice"

MOSCOW, November 5. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that Washington is to blame that the relations of Russia and the United States "hit rock bottom."

"Unfortunately, in the wake of developments in Ukraine and owing to efforts of the US President (Barack) Obama’s administration, this relationship (of Russia and the US) has dropped to the lowest level ever, just hit rock bottom," Medvedev said in an interview with Israel’s Channel One broadcaster.

"The relations are at the lowest point, at the extremely lowest point," the Russian head of government said. "Frankly speaking, when we began contacts with the current Administration of President (Barack) Obama, I could not even imagine that they would have dropped to such an unprecedentedly lowest level."

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WNU Editor: I am old enough to remember that the Cold War .... and we are nowhere near that level of hostility. But relations with Russia under President Obama are at an all time low .... and I blame both the White House, the Kremlin, and many European governments for this situation. As for the future .... I do not see it improving under a Clinton administration .... in fact I can easily see it getting worse. As for the Kremlin's view on Donald Trump .... if state media is any indication .... Russian media backs Trump, questions U.S. democracy (AP). What's my take .... who really knows what Donald Trump would do to improve U.S. Russian relations in the event that he wins the Presidency .... and my advice to the Kremlin if they are hoping for a Trump victory is that they better be ready to be disappointed.

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