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Russia Wants A Reset

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

An article by TASS, Ryabkov: US needs to show political will to normalize ties with Russia, mentions the famous “reset” with the United States.

The United States needs to show political will, so that Moscow and Washington can normalize bilateral relations. This was underscored in the interview of ABC television company on Sunday released by  Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

“I think the most important thing in this situation is political will,” he said, answering the question about what is required to “reset” Russian-American relations.

“I believe that there are several areas in which the United States and Russia can and should work together in a spirit of cooperation: non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, countering terrorism, illegal immigration, human trafficking, climate change, and many others,” Ryabkov said.

In other words:

  • Ignore the Russian invasion and occupation of Abkhazia, Georgia
  • Ignore the Russian invasion and occupation of South Ossetia, Georgia
  • Ignore the Russian takeover and occupation of Crimea, Ukraine
  • Ignore the Russian invasion and occupation of Donbas, Ukraine
  • Ignore the Russian meddling in the US election
  • Ignore the Russian meddling in the French election
  • Ignore the assassination of journalists by Russian special services
  • Ignore the assassination of political opponents by Russian special services and mercenaries
  • Ignore the assassination of Russians outside of Russia most likely by Russian special services

The list of crimes by Russia is lengthy and continues… but the US is expected to ignore these horrendous breaches of international law and crimes against humanity. We are expected to ignore egregious acts of aggression by Russia in every theater of human activity.

What is being offered by Russia in return?

At the same time, he assured that Russia is ready for such an interaction with the United States. “We are ready, we extend a hand [of friendship],” said the deputy head of the Russian foreign ministry.

“We hope that someone from the other side, including President [Donald] Trump <…>, can see here a chance for a different way [development of bilateral relations],” Ryabkov added.


In other words, ‘forgive all our sins and life can go on without consequences for our actions’.



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