In March 2017, Russia has offered the United States to normalize relations. Document offer is available to BuzzFeed News.
In it Russia has urged the United States to fully restore diplomatic, military and intelligence channels that were broken after the Russian invasion of the Ukraine and Syria.
Before the first match, trump and Putin has had to go through consultations between the heads of the intelligence and defense agencies of the two countries.
The Russian Embassy in Washington declined to discuss the document: “We do not comment on closed bilateral negotiations, which are normal diplomatic practice”.
In the White house and the state Department did not dispute the document’s authenticity. There deny that Russia gave signs that the proposal is feasible. An official at the state Department said that the expectations of the Russian Federation on the restoration of relations is unrealistic.
Citing two officials in the US, the publication writes that Moscow’s desire to dictate a new bilateral meetings have at times irritated the state Department. For example, in August the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov left the meeting with the Secretary of state, and Rex Tillerson told reporters that U.S. special envoy to Ukraine will arrive in Russia to discuss the situation in the Donbass. American officials did not agree and the meeting eventually took place in Minsk.
“[The document] just ignores all that leads to the deterioration of relations is that interference in the elections and the Ukrainian crisis”, – said the Russian proposal a former employee of the national intelligence of the United States Angela Stent.
In July of this year the US Senate approved tougher sanctions against Russia.
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