Moscow is trying to win over Turkey and other allies of Washington in NATO, said the U.S. permanent representative to the Alliance Kay Bailey Hutchison.Russia is trying to destabilize NATO by bringing to their side of Turkey. About the same time the constant representative of the USA at NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said on a talk show Fox News Sunday that the channel showed on Sunday, July 8.
“I really think that Russia is trying to win over Turkey. They (Russian. – Ed.) trying to poach many of our allies,” – said the permanent representative of the United States. “They want to destabilize the most powerful defense Alliance in the history of the world, which is NATO,” she added.
USA – against the supply of s-400 Ankara
According to Hutchison, the Alliance against the purchase by Ankara of the Russian is antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-400. The US President Donald trump has repeatedly raised this issue during talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the American diplomat.
Later statements by the US Ambassador responded in the Russian state Duma. Deputy Chairman of the Committee on defense and security Yuri Svitkin expressed the view that the behavior of the American side is a “blatant lobbying” of interests of the American military-industrial complex.
The contract for the sale of Ankara’s four battalions of s-400 in the amount of $ 2.5 billion was signed in July 2017. Moscow to start their deliveries for more than six months ahead of schedule – in July 2019.
Expert: new sanctions the United States can be very hard for Russia
Become aware of the details of the bill to expand sanctions against Russia, introduced in the U.S. Congress senators Lindy Graham and Robert Menendez. In particular, we are talking about the ban on transactions and freezing assets in the United States to Russian state banks, including those it will affect, “Sberbank”, “VTB” and “WEB”.
“If so, this is a potentially strong impact on the international business of the Russian banks, – says senior analyst “Alpari” the novel Tkachuk. – In addition, the proposed bill is the proposal to consider the question of recognition of Russia as a “state sponsoring terrorism”. This could put Russia on a par with Iran and increase sanctions. Recall that in Iran the US has imposed a ban on the export of oil. So in this scenario can become a question about the ban on the purchase of Russian oil and gas. And it really is a serious blow to the Russian economy, to which all the rest of the sanctions seem “flowers”. Russia used to live in the constraints, but such a scenario would be a heavy blow.
Foreign policy pressure on Russia intensifies. Today, the U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert urged to withdraw Russian troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Until September, the US Congress is in recess, but the first month of autumn can be a difficult time for Russia. The likelihood of the bill in its current revision is small, for congressmen, it is an opportunity to score political points before the elections in Congress and for President Donald trump is an additional instrument of pressure on Russia. But the very existence of this bill is alarming, it is about the most serious sanctions, is a ticking time bomb. In recent weeks, the Russian stock market looks confident with the exception of the shares of “Sberbank”, in the equity of which a high proportion of foreign anchor investors. If not for the low probability of the bill in its current form, the market reaction would have been much more sharp.”
The white house has made the position of Russia in the foreign policy achievements
The achievements of foreign policy for the first 500 days of trump as President include, in particular, the tough stance on Russia, said the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders.The white house called a tough stance against Russia one of the main achievements of the foreign policy of U.S. President Donald trump. About it the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders said Monday, June 4, at the briefing.
The main foreign policy achievements for 500 days of trump as President include, in addition to the position of Russia, “strengthening relations with a number of heads of state”, “moving the Embassy in Israel,” “a tough stance on trade issues,” said a spokesman for the White house.
The position in Russia
In April the new Secretary of state was appointed by former CIA chief Mike Pompeo. At a hearing of the foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate Pompeo supported the policy of the administration trump against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
In turn, the new Advisor to trump on national security, John Bolton, believes that the improvement of relations between Moscow and Washington – in the interests of both States. However, the US needs to get answers to questions about Russia’s intervention in the US presidential election in 2016, said Bolton during the negotiations with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Anatoly Antonov, on 20 April.