Moscow — the recognition of the trump that he had shared intelligence information about terrorism with Russia, was in some ways a good event for President Vladimir Putin, the mantra which is the creation of a global Alliance to fight against the use violent methods of the extremists has not yet received much support in the West.
Repeated calls by Mr Putin for unity in the fight against terrorism, he talked about this at the UN on countless global summits, and after each terrible terrorist attack in different countries of the world — was often greeted with skepticism, was perceived as a smokescreen to cover up the violence that postrequest the Kremlin in such places as Chechnya, Ukraine and Syria.
And so on Tuesday the American President seem to have gotten the message, at least for some time, after which Mr. trump wrote on his Twitter page that the decision to share with Russia the secret intelligence information on terrorism was a good idea. “I want Russia significantly intensified its fight against the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia organization — approx. ed.) and terrorism,” he wrote.
This may be evidence of a substantial shift in politics, say political analysts. “The Kremlin has used very sophisticated means to achieve from the President of the United States cooperation in such an unusual way, — said Maxim Trudolyubov, a Russian political analyst and columnist. Is a big and unexpected success for the Kremlin.”
Mr. Putin has long sought to cooperate. In part, he owes his 17 years in power in Russia as President and Prime Minister to the fact that he coped with the internal insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus, and he called their actions part of the global war against terrorism and used the most stringent measures. Although “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia organization — approx. ed.), most likely, was active in Chechnya, no one outside of Russia did not pay much attention to warnings from Mr. Putin about the presence of extremism — and this lasted until the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001.
However, given the volatile nature of Mr. trump, Mr. Trudolyubov and other experts say that it is not yet clear how long that cooperation. And the unexpected way of providing information is not possible to tell whether in this case of constant shear rate. “It’s not something that Russia can rely on, because trump changeable as the weather, said Mr. Trudolyubov. — This is the victory that you, in fact, do not want to have if you want to have a normal policy of cooperation.”
During his election campaign, Mr. trump has repeatedly stated that he wants to work more closely with Russia, and this last episode could mean that he keeps his promises.
Early mistrust about the motives of Russia, seemed to outweigh the advantages of the Alliance, which caused bitter disappointment in Moscow. For example, there are few examples of cooperation on Syria, because most Western leaders consider the Russian intervention to a greater extent as the strengthening of the position of Bashar al-Assad as the main ally of the Kremlin in the Arab world struggling against the “Islamic state”.
Although Moscow claimed that the liberation of the ancient ruins of Palmyra (this happened twice) from Islamist militants is proof that it protects the Western civilizational values, the firepower of the Russian attacks, mainly focused on the rebels, providing resistance to Mr. Assad.
If you do not take the example of “Islamic state” (banned in Russia — approx.ed.) there is no common definition of who is a terrorist in Syria, and the Pentagon is wary of cooperation in this area.
“The problem is that Russia and the United States mean different things when talking about terrorism in Syria,” — said Ivan kurilla, an expert on Russian-American relations at the European University in St. Petersburg. The question is whether both sides are closing the gap in their understanding of the situation.” In addition, in Russia consider this: no matter what he wants Mr. trump, the real establishment in Washington can stop anything that is contrary to its interests. “The question is not whether trump wants it or not, the question is, can he do it or not,” said Sergei Markov, close to the Kremlin political analyst.
However, disparaging remarks “toward” relative to Mr. trump that penetrated in the official news, now, most likely, will disappear.
“In my opinion, the Russians continue to criticize Mr. trump, as they did for about a month, wrote in his electronic message to Vladislav Inozemtsev, Director located in Moscow’s Centre for post-industrial studies.
Even if the Kremlin and there is reason to rejoice about the last episode, Mr. Putin and Russian leaders prefer that such policy change was the normal controlled way.
If the United States and Russia intend to go on a real cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Russia would prefer that it was the result of the meeting of the two presidents, scheduled for July, and did not arise through the social network Twitter and tangled, contradictory denials in Washington.
In any case, the episode in the oval office was not a big news in Russia, where the main headline that day was the message on the prohibition of Ukraine to the Russian social networking and information sites, including Vkontakte (the Russian equivalent of Facebook) and Yandex (the Russian equivalent of Google).
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Mr. Putin denied reports from the White house. “For us, it’s not the topic — he said in an interview with reporters. — This is another nonsense.”
Maria Zakharova, a spokesman for the Ministry of foreign Affairs, called the reports “false news” and offered to stop reading American Newspapers. “You can use them in different ways, but reading them is not necessary — the last time this is not only harmful but also dangerous”, — she wrote in Facebook.
Few people here agree — at least publicly — that Russia helped Mr. Trump, stealing the electronic message from the National Committee of the Democratic party, although Russia clearly stated that the hybrid information war is important to achieving its strategic objectives.
One of those goals is to undermine Western institutions, which it is opposed. Regardless of whether people agree with this idea, or not, in some circles of Moscow there is jubilation at the turmoil in the American capital.
“Of course, we look from Moscow on the chaos with some smile — said Mr. Markov. — Many Americans before so looked at the chaos in Russia. It is a kind of psychological revenge.” In addition, American officials engaged in internal problems, have less time to interfere in Russian Affairs, he added.
Most Russians expect that the United States would withstand this test, given the strength of their institutions, their economies, and their total resources. However, some observers question — wouldn’t the disruption of the normal functioning of the White house mean that America will fall to a level that paralyzed the Kremlin in the most difficult, the last days of the Soviet Union, or even to the level of Russia before Putin? Sarcastic remarks about the White house sounded on Sunday in comments on the “First channel” during a news program.
“A new action series called “Secrets of the Oval office to trump” every day becomes all the more fascinating, — said in his comments Evgeny Baranov. — Intrigue to this story adds a dashing Russian track, which somehow is present in every following series.”
In this article participated Ivan Nechepurenko (Ivan Nechepurenko).