Anti-corruption fight in Russia is in earnest, says upper house speakerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 6:24
British prime minister calls Manchester blast "appalling terrorist attack"World May 23, 5:52
Nineteen people confirmed dead in Manchester Arena blastWorld May 23, 4:40
Senator: Ukrainian authorities reluctant to stop policy of restricting Ukrainians' rightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 3:48
Maestro Gergiyev’s orchestra opens international music festival in SofiaSociety & Culture May 23, 3:44
Anti-Russian sanctions unlikely to be lifted shortly, says parliament speakerBusiness & Economy May 23, 2:33
Senior Russian MP says too early to speak of thaw in Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 2:26
NATO’s saber-rattling only impairs security of alliance's members — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 22, 20:20
Russian sledge hockey team may compete in 2018 Paralympics — IPCSport May 22, 18:53
BAKU, August 13 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian president’s aide Yuri Ushakov is sure that there is no pause in Russian-American relations, and bilateral relations are so important that it is impossible to drive them into an impasse.
“It is better just to look at reality, and in reality contacts go on,” Ushakov told reporters, pointing out that the heads of the foreign policy and defence ministries of Russia and the United States met last week.
“Obama will go to the summit of the Group of Twenty, ministers meet, practical work between ministries goes on,” the presidential aide noted. “Whether or not Obama goes, relations are so important that they cannot be driven into an impasse,” he holds.
Ushakov disproved the supposition that Russia had not given the answer to the United States’ initiatives, specifically in the missile defence area, set out in Obama’s message to Putin that was presented in the spring of 2013. “Our stand on the missile defence, taking into account the new steps of the US administration was expressed more than once, and practically everything is known,” Ushakov said.