Kremlin: souring in Russia-US relations is year’s major letdown
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the current state of relations between Moscow and Washington can be considered one of the biggest disappointments in the outgoing year.
"Washington’s stance on our country cannot fail to cause regret either," he noted. Peskov recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin had repeatedly reaffirmed Moscow’s willingness to build mutually beneficial relations on the basis of mutual respect and mutual trust with all countries, including European countries and the United States.
"However, it takes two to tango, as the saying goes," TASS cited the Kremlin spokesman as saying.
"Of course, one could only voice regret over the fact that the Minsk agreements have stalled," Peskov added. The spokesman noted that Moscow’s stance on why that happened and "due to whose reluctance" is well known.