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Trump’s statements on getting along with Russia do not correspond to reality, says Kremlin

According to the Kremlin spokesman, "the reality is much more depressing"
US President Donald Trump AP Photo/Evan Vucci
US President Donald Trump
© AP Photo/Evan Vucci

MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump’s statements on the need to get along with Russia have not been reflected in reality, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, commenting on the criticism Trump faces for allegedly being too friendly with Russia.

"We know that there have been some constructive statements by President Trump regarding cooperation with Russia, which suppose rebuilding and fixing our bilateral relations. However, his statements on getting along with Russia still have not been reflected in reality. It is unclear what he meant, because unfortunately, the current state of our bilateral relations deeply contradicts these initial statements by President Trump," he said.

"The reality is much more depressing," Peskov stressed. "We witness daily occurrences that exacerbate the atmosphere of distrust and contradictory tensions between Moscow and Washington," he added.

When asked to provide a potential reason for such contradictions, Peskov said: "This is a job for political experts and analysts to try and make sense of what is going on in the USA currently. There are some complicated and contradictory processes going on there. I think the Americans themselves need to make sense of it, we have got enough issues of our own.".