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Russia calls worsening ties with US a major disappointment

Ties between Moscow and Washington soured to reach a post-Cold War low following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and allegations of election meddling in 2016.

Reported by: AP , Moscow [ Published on: December 29, 2017 15:40 IST ]
Russia calls worsening ties with US a major disappointment
Russia calls worsening ties with US a major disappointment

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said that Kremlin views deteriorating relations with the United States as a major disappointment of the year.

Ties between Moscow and Washington soured to reach a post-Cold War low following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and allegations of election meddling in 2016. 

The two countries have been introducing tit-for-tat measures all year ranging from restrictions on embassy staff to legislation targeting state-owned media.

Asked about the Kremlin’s biggest disappointments of 2017, Dmitry Peskov told reporters that worsening ties with the US are “certainly” on the list.

Peskov reiterated the Kremlin’s position that Russia seeks good relations with the U.S. based on “mutual trust and mutual respect” but said “it takes two to tango.”

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