MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswomen Maria Zakharova on Friday has said that Russia is aware that threats of deterioration in the relations with the United States still remain.
She gave this statement while commenting on the post published by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter.
Furthermore Russian spokesperson underscored the risks saying that “There are no prospects in engaging in dialogue with us using the language of threats and intimidation to achieve unilateral concessions, it is counterproductive. We are aware of risks of potential further deterioration of the situation. However, the ball is in the Americans’ court in this case.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswomen said that she shares Pompeo’s views that the dialogue failed to normalize in the past four years. She also clarified that Russia cannot be blamed for these developments.
While commenting over Washington’s hostile steps she added that “Washington even managed to place us on the list of America’s enemies. The hostile and destructive steps of the US aimed at deepening the crisis in bilateral affairs included the introduction of various anti-Russian sanctions, the practical destruction of the entire arms control architecture, along with intimidation and threats.”
The spokeswoman added that the Americans blocked all positive shifts in bilateral cooperation. To change that, the diplomat believes, US public opinion should not be manipulated anymore.
In addition, the Russophobic smear campaigns and the endless flow of fake news against Russia should stop.
While concluding the spokeswomen was of the view that “For our part, we remain ready to discuss the irritating moments on both sides if Washington starts to show such healthy interest.”