After the entry of Donald trump as President Vladimir Putin has not presented — with the filing of the United States — the world’s media as the “enemy No. 1”. They both realize that the strongest wins, and also one who knows how to surprise. When Barack Obama is at the very end of his presidential term 35 expelled Russian diplomats on charges of meddling in the electoral process, Putin is instead to do the same with the Americans, was invited to a Christmas tree in the Kremlin children of U.S. diplomats, Prestigio thus the outgoing occupant of the White house.
The fact that Putin has not responded harshly to the Obama Administration, has strengthened suspicions in the rapprochement between the two powers. This continued until, until the adviser on national security trump Michael Flynn (as Michael Flynn) did not resign because of articles in the press about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador in Washington, which are not fully informed Vice-President Mike Pence (Mike Pence). After the scandal with Flynn talks about the rapprochement between Washington and Moscow came to naught. In this regard, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov said that relations between Russia and the United States are at their lowest level since the cold war.
Many analysts point to a new phase of the conflict, which, according to The New York Times, Russia has secretly deployed a system of a cruise missile, thus violating one of the main agreements of the last period of the cold war. In February, Russian warplanes flew near a us warship in the Black sea, a Russian Navy ship was spotted in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of the state of Delaware.
— Trump is against China, and some Russian observers believe that the USA wants to win Russia to their side, but Moscow is connected with Beijing a very close relationship. It is quite difficult to imagine Putin and trump, who sit opposite each other, sipping beer and to make arrangements, said ABC Maksim Suchkov, the expert of the Russian Council on international Affairs.
— Russia is a big threat to our democracy and our unions. Hope that trump will show stiffness and give a decent response, Russia. I don’t know whether it will happen, but anyway, here’s hoping. In both US parties, there is consensus that we should not trust the Russian government, a very aggressive-minded against the United States. Trump shows a naivety in relation to Russia, said in an interview with ABC, former U.S. Undersecretary of state for political Affairs Nicholas burns (Nicholas Burns).
Meanwhile, China and Russia jointly blocked this week in the UN security Council sanctions against Syria proposed by Western powers in the light of the allegations of use by government forces of chemical weapons against the opposition. Russia for the seventh time imposes a veto on a resolution to protect the regime of Bashar al-Assad. China makes it the sixth time. The resolution, proposed several months ago by Britain and France and supported by the last week of the United States, would impose sanctions on several Syrian officials and military institutions for the use of barrel bombs containing chlorine. The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley (Nikky Haley) continues a policy of harsh criticism of the Kremlin, denouncing his aggressive actions in Ukraine, favoured the retention of sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and accused Russia of war crimes. According to The New York Times, her statements sometimes contradict the position of President Donald trump.
— Russia wants to keep Syria unified. “Well, Assad is a dictator, but he controls the military and can provide manpower on the ground,” says Suchkov.
— Trump during his campaign stated that he does not like Assad, but he is still better than ISIS. We all mistakenly believe that the U.S. wants to maintain international relations with the democratic countries, but in practice it is not. There are many countries of a very different kind with which Americans interact beautifully, and it just will not change with the advent of trump — says Mikhail Bars an employee of a consulting Agency in the field of security Strategy, Rapporteur Maxim Suchkov, the conference, held in conjunction with the “Arab house”, to the new diplomacy of the USA-Russia.
“He liked people like Tillerson (Tillerson), (current Secretary of state in the government of trump), who is engaged in business and speaks about human rights”, — told the newspaper The New Yorker, a Russian expert on foreign policy.
According to Suchkov, trump is subjected to severe pressure over its ties with Russia and “must demonstrate that he is not a puppet.” Amid these doubts, one of the committees of the us Congress scrutinizes the trump contacts with Russia during the election campaign to check on whether “the exchange of inappropriate communications”. “Yet we have no evidence of that being the conversation with Russian”, — said the Chairman of the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives Nuns Devin (Devin Nunes).
Russia’s interests in Syria are closely connected with the interests of the Assad regime and Iran. “The first thing that can cause a serious crisis in relations between Moscow and Washington is Iran, if trump will tighten policy — not militarily, and the sanctions. And here much depends on Russia. The Iranians think that Russians will turn away from them for the sake of Americans and break the agreement on the supply of arms,” — said Knots. After the introduction of the “Muslim veto” Iran has successfully tested the latest local homing missiles during naval exercises held in the territorial waters in the South of the country.
As the main alternative to liberal democracy, Putin, by his own admission, chose the path of deposition of the Western model, which since the days of the cold war based on the existence of only one superpower. But opinion Suchkova, “trump really nationalist”, and for him the agreement with Russia will be good, only if they are in the interests of his country. The Russian elite and the official media have applauded the victory of trump and his inaugural speech — it seemed that the old order has collapsed and in the chaos Putin can act, remaining in the shadows.