Russia expects “nothing good” from future US President Joe Biden, whose policy will be guided by the “Rusofobia”, the Deputy Foreign Minister said Wednesday, Sergei Riabkov.
“We don’t expect anything good, of course. It would be strange to expect anything good from people who, in many cases, have made a career out of russophobia and thrown bile on my land ”, Riabkov told the Russian news agency Interfax, at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries as a result of a massive cyber attack in the United States, attributed to Moscow.
Riabkov is one of the Russian leaders of relations with America and of weapons non-proliferation, in particular nuclear, for which it is one of the main interlocutors of the US State Department. Think that Russia must have a “selective dialogue” with the United States, focused only on “issues of interest” to Moscow.
Russia must pursue a policy of ‘total containment of the United States, in all directions, because US policy towards Russia is very hostile, ” said Riabkov.
Regarding the sanctions passed by the United States government against 45 entities this week, he said so “An attempt by the outgoing government to slam the door and meet the internal needs of those who want to keep straining relations with Russia.”
“We will not make any unilateral concessions. This is absolutely out of the question. Ultimately, it is Americans who have to choose when, how and what to do with our bilateral relationsEmphasizes the Deputy Minister.
According to him, the ball is in the US court for a reactivation of bilateral relations and Russia does not intend to “make contact with Biden’s transition team”.
The Russian statements take place a few hours later Biden promised he would respond to the massive cyber-attack attributed to Russia and criticized Donald Trump for his inaction.
For Riabkov, outgoing US government leaves “a hard legacy”, because you have adopted several sanctions against Russia, primarily through hacking and interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“Everything is going from bad to worse. It’s been the hallmark of the past four years and we don’t feel that this trend is going to change”Riabkov said.
(With information from AFP and EFE)
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