The Kremlin’s spokesman said Friday to ABC News that the new administration in Washington Russian-American relations are still “lowest possible point”. However, he suggested that “our unstable relationship can only improve.” if Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin meet in person.
This is eloquent remarks, considering that a few months ago Mr. Putin was eagerly anticipating the arrival of Mr. trump to the presidency. Mr. trump praised Russian leader, said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “has outlived its usefulness,” and hinted that the United States can deal with the Russian annexation of the Crimea. A few years ago, an influential adviser to trump Steve Bannon (Steve Bannon) promoted the idea of a big Alliance between the West and conservative Russia against secularism and Islam. Mike Flynn (Mike Flynn) — a man sympathetic to Mr. Putin and to enjoy the bounty of the Moscow was appointed national security adviser.
However, due to the ongoing investigations aimed at identifying linkages between the environment, Mr. trump and Russia, the White house replace these friendly efforts of the sober and definitely the “hawkish” position.
To the extent that the changes in the atmosphere, Russian media controlled by the government, are beginning to speak against Mr. trump. This shows that Moscow no longer relies on cooperation. The website Газета.Ru — a Kremlin mouthpiece — called Mr. trump a “narcissist” shortly after his inauguration. Another similar website, Lenta.ru announced in February about the “end of illusions” about a warming of relations, noting that against the President, trump asked some of his most ardent supporters in the Russian media. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Russian TV viewers that the international sanctions imposed against Russia will continue “for a long time”.
It is not limited to one rhetoric, Mr. Putin has also resorted to an escalation of violence in Ukraine. Since the beginning of February his puppet forces and the militants are actively bombarding the cities and towns of Donbass rockets and shells. In addition, Moscow is in violation of its international obligations — has deployed new cruise missiles, and the Russian pilots returned to the overflights of American ships in the Black sea.
Friendly words trump on Putin brought resistance from an unusual coalition that unites the “hawks”Republicans unhappy with Russian interference in the elections of the Democrats, the national security community and intelligence community, as well as key European leaders. Together they had the power to radically change the administration’s policy. It is important that in January, the President was forced to admit under pressure from the evidence that Russian hackers did influence the American political process, although he continues to insist that this intervention did not affect the outcome of the elections.
The expert consensus about Mr. Putin is so negative that Mr. trump could not collect Kremlin-friendly team in the area of national security, even if I tried to do it. As a result, key positions are sharply critical of the Russian “hawks”. When Mr. Flynn was forced to resign from the post of national security adviser, he was replaced by G. R. McMaster (H. R. McMaster). Expert of the Council of national security of Russia will soon become a critic of Putin Fiona hill (Fiona Hill).
The figures assigned to Mr. trump on the highest positions, including Vice President and defense Minister, began to criticize Russia’s actions immediately after his inauguration. Secretary Rex Tillerson (Rex Tillerson) and the US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley (Nikki Haley) make it clear that America will continue to support Ukraine. Last week, Mr. Tillerson announced that the US and its allies are “determined to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” A senior government official from Kiev said to me that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was satisfied through direct negotiations with Mr. trump.
Sanctions imposed on Russia due to the annexation of Crimea and occupation of Eastern Ukraine, was also confirmed. Mr. trump proposed to increase the defence budget Washington to 54 billion dollars. He stressed that he wants the NATO allies, for their part, also greatly increased military spending. Moscow, such steps certainly can not rejoice.
The idea that Mr. trump may conclude with Mr. Putin a “big deal”, it is too early to bury. Is the question about whether or not vulnerable if Mr. trump is or is not vulnerable if some of his advisers to Russian blackmail. One currently in the White house is obviously more pressure from the press, the Congress and the consensus of the elites.
Mr. trump stopped to look at Moscow as a potential close ally. Now the President goes to Russia to a policy rooted in American strength, although with the expected attacks on his predecessor in the White house. Last month, he said on Twitter: “Russia eight years “zoomed in” on President Obama, increased, took Crimea and increased missile arsenals. What weakness!”
Bad news for Mr. Putin are not limited to this. Despite Brakcet, Britain, apparently, also chose a hard course, and the Prime Minister Theresa may (Theresa May) and the Minister of foreign Affairs Boris Johnson (Boris Johnson) is ready to defend Ukrainian interests. In the upcoming September elections, the German citizens will have to choose between the hard and the tough-minded Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) and social Democrat Martin Schulz (Martin Schulz), has previously criticized Mr. Putin. In France the presidential election in may is likely to win a customized Pro-European centrist Emmanuel macron (Macron Emanuel), clearly outpacing both right-wing Pro-Russian candidates.
A key role in events continue to play the American investigation. It is necessary to investigate everything that has to do with the Russian cyber attacks directed against U.S. political objectives. You must also keep track of any contacts between the Trustees of Mr. trump’s election and Russia. All of the potential vulnerabilities of personnel of the current administration should be identified. However, it is important to understand that the Russian attempt to win something due to the intervention in the elections failed.
American institutions work well. Measures on the safety developed after the Second world war and the cold war, continues to reliably function. Although it is unlikely that Mr. Putin was able to affect the outcome of the vote in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin or Michigan, his inept meddling, apparently, only gave new impetus to European and American “hawks”.