The Russian authorities have made it clear there will be no deal. On the contrary, the Kremlin, like Washington, expresses its readiness to raise the stakes and, if necessary, increase the pressure on Syria.
<i>Why Trump cannot live up to the expectations of normalizing relations with Russia</i>
<i>The overall love toward Donald Trump in Russia is giving place to disappointment. Shortly after the U.S. press secretary stated that his boss is expecting Moscow to return Crimea back to Ukraine, the question of whether we [Read more]
Today, giving back Crimea would be fatal.
At the moment we should view [Trump] with optimism, but we shouldn't relax and think that everything will turn out as we need it to.
He is everything that he showed himself to be: misogynistic, intolerant of criticism, tolerant of racism and otherwise a conman [with] a long list of other misdoings.
Clinton’s defeat disappointed not just American liberals but Russian conservatives as well.
Currently, the U.S. ambassador’s proposal is for Kiev to postpone the question of Crimea for decades, which actually means to postpone it forever.
In effect, the West's position is this: It's inclined to take Kiev's side over Moscow's and it's not prepared to harshly criticize or pressure Ukraine, even when it has every reason to.
With China and Russia clearly trying to take control of the Spratly Islands and the Crimean Peninsula respectively, I cannot help but feel they are threats.
Are Russia and the West fighting as usual, or is the relationship warming up?