Moscow is concerned about the rhetoric of the administration of Donald trump on the Ukrainian crisis caused by the annexation by Russia of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in the Donbass, and begin to oppose the President of the United States.
Thus, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on the eve stressed that the theme of the return of the Peninsula will not be discussed with anyone because of foreign partners.
We will remind, the Kremlin responded to the statement by the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer that the President of the United States Donald trump is a “very strong position” in relation to Russia.
“President trump really made it clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate the violence in Ukraine and return the Crimea, — said Sean Spicer.
Later, the President of the United States Donald trump reiterated his position.
“Russia seized the Crimea during the reign of Obama. Maybe Obama was too soft on Russia?” he wrote on Twitter.
What can cause starting a verbal battle between Moscow and Washington?
Head of Department of political analysis of the independent Fund Center for political technologies, Alexander Ivakhnik sure if the actions of trump goes against the interests of the Kremlin, anti-American propaganda will flash with new force.
“Trump may still will often mention in the Russian press, but with a minus sign, — he said in a commentary, “Voice of America”. — And if earlier, in fact, in our propaganda no distinction was made between Obama and America — it was like one and the same devil is now trying to draw a line of demarcation…”
The analyst recalled that Putin has stated that Russia and the United States historically have always been allies.
“However, if trump will manifest itself negatively in relation to the expectations of the Kremlin, and especially to take any adverse action for Russia, it will start a reverse campaign aimed at discrediting him, to bring his image to organic enemy of Russia”, — he concluded.
At the same time, it appears to the expert, the political demand for change in relations between Russia and the United States for the Kremlin is among the priorities on one of the first places.
In turn, journalist Lilia Shevtsova believes that trump in connection with the strongest attack on him by domestic opponents, supported by the media, is now forced policy-making and strategy to seek the elimination of prejudice.
“Trump and his team, which is something chaotic and uncontrollable, still trying to find a way through finding the perpetrators of the leaks, she added in an interview with “Voice of America”. But this is not enough. I had to change the rhetoric.”
According to Shevtsova, the latest White House statement about the “rigidity” against Moscow, including unexpected Pro-Ukrainian comments by his press Secretary, Spicer — “this is an attempt to stop the process, which can lead to a catastrophe”.
“Trump decided to relinquish his position, which stubbornly defended until now — “with Russia should be friends,” she says. — The current situation of the Titanic, which turned out to be the White House means that the President is forced to fend off suspicion of sympathizing with the Kremlin. But who knows what else can be thrown into the public field, causing a new scandal with the fireworks?”
The publicist did not rule out that Trump will have to go further toughening of the rhetoric against Moscow.
“Question: how efforts to rescue reputation can affect its foreign policy interests?— she continued. Is it still trump as its foreign policy priority to be pointed to the fight against international terrorism, implying him to Islam, seeing in Russia a potential ally in a joint fight. Apparently, he will have to abandon hopes for an exceptional partnership with Moscow. After all, he needs to restore the confidence of the American elite, and to neutralize the Fronde, which uses the “Russian factor””.
However, Lilia Shevtsova doubt that this means moving to trump’s confrontational policy towards Moscow.
“Talking about the position of the President who preaches extreme postmodernism, that is relativism in relation to the objectives and principles, it is naive, says she. — Trump can juggle tasks and their imitation; may perform conflicting actions and enjoy the freedom from rationality”.
However, Lilia Shevtsova suggested that the President’s team will attempt to introduce it into the mainstream of traditional U.S. policy to limit his “swing”. In addition she thinks that the Kremlin realizes that the presidency of the trump could be a serious test for Russia.