Published: 19:31, February 22, 2024 | Updated: 20:57, February 22, 2024
Medvedev: Russia-US ties to remain challenging for decades
By Xinhua

This photo taken on Feb 7, 2024 shows a winter view of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

MOSCOW — Russia-US relations will not improve in the coming years and even decades, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday during an interview with local media.

"My current position allows me to speak more categorically and openly than during other periods," Medvedev said, adding that in his view, it will be impossible for Russia and the United States to improve relations in the years to come.

Medvedev reiterated that Moscow had never refused to negotiate with Kiev as it is Ukraine that forbids talks

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He said that both countries will not be able to develop normal ties in the upcoming years after what has happened, no matter who is in power in Washington.

Medvedev reiterated that Moscow had never refused to negotiate with Kiev as it is Ukraine that forbids talks, but attempts made by Western countries to steer Ukraine in this direction have remained unsuccessful.

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He said Russia's preconditions for such negotiations would be "the recognition of the results of the special military operation," adding that Ukraine is trying to delay the negotiation process for fear of immediate defeat.