Ex-U.S. Presidential Aide: Biden should not be Obama 2.0
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden should not be dismissive toward Russia and follow suit on the administration under former leader Barack Obama, former Deputy Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on the National Security Council Fiona Hill said.
According to the former presidential aide, the Obama administration did not pay much attention to Russia, considering the country as a regional power.
"But the world has changed completely. Biden can’t do Obama 2.0. They are going to have to think differently," The New York Times cited Hill as saying.
The politician noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin's message to Biden was not hostile and expressed confidence that the two countries would be able to contribute to solving many urgent issues of international agenda despite their differences.