4 Oct 2017 16:13

Some forces in U.S. use Russian-U.S. relations to resolve internal political problems

MOSCOW. Oct 4 (Interfax) - Some forces are using Russian-United States relations to resolve the U.S.' internal political problems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"As for inter-state relations, you see yourself. They have become a pawn of the internal political situation in the U.S. Some forces are using Russian-U.S. relations to resolve internal U.S. problems," Putin said at a plenary session of the international forum on energy efficiency.

Russia is patiently waiting for this process to end in the U.S.' internal political life, he said.

Putin said he hopes that Russia and the United States can change the nature of bilateral relations thanks to their common interests.

He said that fundamental interests include non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the fight against cyber crime, regional conflicts such as the conflict in Syria, and the fight against organized crime and terrorism.

"All these things are our common interests. I think these fundamental common interests will sooner or later change the nature of Russian-U.S. relations for the better," Putin said.