Putin proposed a full reset on U.S.-Russia relations

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Putin proposed a full reset on U.S.-Russia relations
Published 12-09-2017, 07:07

Alexi McCammond

.

Evan Vucci / AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a complete diplomatic reset with the United States in March, according to a document obtained by BuzzFeed.

  • The proposal urged for an immediate restoration of official channels between Russian and U.S. intelligence, diplomatic, and military agencies — including a restoration of the various channels opened during Obama's first term.
  • The proposal suggests the Kremlin thought Trump would be OK with normalizing relations even after reports of Russia interfering in the 2016 election.
  • The key quote: "It just ignores everything that caused the relationship to deteriorate and pretends that the election interference and the Ukraine crisis never happened," Angela Stent, a former national intelligence officer on Russia during the Bush administration (who reviewed the document) told BuzzFeed.

Despite Trump's public comments on Russia ("I would love to be able to get along with Russia"), engagement between the U.S. and Russia has been limited "outside of the open channels used by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and the White House," BuzzFeed notes.

 

axios.com

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Any advice to Trump?
All those who have contributed to the Trump - Pence "Make America...
Any advice to Trump?
Top
popular in the journal
Сговора нет, но Россия всё равно...

Сговора нет, но Россия всё равно...

Эдуард Лозанский — об очередной победе президента США Дональда Трампа и отсутствии связей между ним и Россией
THE WORLD RUSSIA FORUM ONCE DREW...

THE WORLD RUSSIA FORUM ONCE DREW...

In the shade of Arlington Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, dozens of Americans and Russians sat on folding chairs and presented wreaths at a memorial to ...
The UK Government’s Skripal...

The UK Government’s Skripal...

The Official Narrative on the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal is a collection of illogical claims and assertions that cannot be made to fit together, that make no ...
37th Annual Forum to discuss the...

37th Annual Forum to discuss the...

37th Annual Forum to discuss the current state of U.S. - Russia relations and the text of the appeal for the urgent summit between presidents Trump and Putin to find the ...
Эльба для послов

Эльба для послов

Главу дипмиссии России в США Анатолия Антонова и его американского коллегу Джона Хантсмана пригласили принять участие в телемосте к годовщине встречи советских и ...