President Vladimir Putin mentioned relations among Moscow and Washington are worsening day by day, indicating in an interview disseminated on Thursday that the present US administration had imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia.
Putin made his depressed assessment beforehand of a G20 summit in Japan later this month at which he might meet Trump.
US-Russia relations remain stretched by everything from Syria to Ukraine in addition to allegations of Russian intervention in US governments, which Moscow rejects.
“They (our relationships) are going downhill, they’re getting worse and worse,” Putin told Russian TV channel, in keeping with a Kremlin transcript.
“The existing management has authorized, individually, a few dozen decisions on sanctions against Russia in contemporary time.”
The Russian leader denied Moscow’s troubled relationship with Washington with what he defined as its flourishing ties with China, a deepening strategic understanding that has alarmed a few US policymakers.
Trump informed newshounds on Wednesday that he would meet Putin at the G20 in Japan; however, the Kremlin mentioned a day in advance that the speculation for the meeting was “striking in the air” and that there were no talks on particulars yet.
Trump stated on Wednesday he was hoping the US may have “an excellent relationship with Russia”; however, promised to deploy 1,000 US troops to Poland, a step sought through Warsaw to discourage possible attack from Russia.
In another step sure to bother Moscow, Trump mentioned on Wednesday he was making an allowance for sanctions over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline venture and warned Germany against depending on Russia for energy.