Moscow sees progress in Russia-US relations

Moscow, March 27 (IANS) Russia has seen positive progress in its relations with the US and a desire to communicate from both sides, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday.

“I think it is possible to say that there have been positive advances … If we compare the atmosphere with what it was a year ago, then of course there is an evident desire to communicate,” Peskov was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying.

However, Peskov noted that there are “no illusions” that Washington would change its attitude toward Moscow in the short term.

US Secretary of State John Kerry paid a two-day visit to Moscow this week. During his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the two sides reached some consensus on the Syria crisis, but bilateral relations are far from thawing so long as sanctions against Russia are not lifted.

Kerry reiterated that anti-Russia sanctions will only be lifted when the Minsk agreement is fully implemented.

The agreement, signed in the Belarusian capital city in February 2015 with the mediation of France and Germany, calls for a cease-fire along with a range of political, economic and social measures aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Lavrov said Russia stands ready to cooperate with the United States on an equal basis, warning of “counter-productivity of the trend to destabilize the foundation of Russian-American relations. “

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here