10 Jun 2019 13:10

Kremlin notices signals from Washington on dialogue improvement

MOSCOW. June 10 (Interfax) - Moscow has stated that there are positive signals on improvement of dialogue from Washington and is ready to "seize" them.

"One can see certain signals or, so to speak, nods in the direction of dialogue improvement, including top-level dialogue. Ideally, these signals should be backed by specific deeds," Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said at the Primakov Readings in Moscow.

At the same time, Ushakov said that the election campaign that has started in the United States is preventing the improvement of relations.

"We are aware that the United States has essentially entered another pre-election cycle. Of course, it won't be easy amid the anti-Russian tendencies in the political elite, the hysteria on the Capitol Hill, and the timid attempts at breaking into the sphere of real politics," he said.

Russia "has never stopped being committed to improving relations [with the U.S.]," he said. "We understand how important these relations are for ensuring security and stability in the world. We'll see, of course, but we're ready to seize any tweets, any constructive impulses," Ushakov said.