Russia says US not in mood to talk

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – March 23, 2021
MOSCOW (Russia): Russian foreign office (FO) mentioned, Monday, “We regret to note that the American side has not supported the proposal made by Russian president Vladimir Putin to United States (US) president Joe Biden to hold a live-broadcast discussion on March 19 or 22, 2021, on the problems that have accumulated in bilateral relations, as well as on the subject of strategic stability.”

According to a press release, the statement highlighted, “One more opportunity has been missed to find a way out of the deadlock in Russian-US relations created through the fault of Washington.”

Russian FO statement concluded, “Responsibility for this lies entirely with the US.”

Earlier on March 18, 2021, according to a press release, the Russian FO spokesperson Maria Zakharova communicated, “The current US administration never ceases to surprise us with its absurd public statements. It’s not just about the unseemly attacks against Russia’s top officials, but also the absurd accusations of Russia’s interference in last year’s presidential election in the US, in which Joe Biden was the winner.”

She said, “We consider this yet another fabrication which is built entirely on the groundless belief that Russian influencers, including former US president Donald Trump’s support base if you follow this line of thinking, were behind the massive online criticism of the Democratic candidate. Meanwhile, if there was anyone who tried to influence the voting, it was the pro-Democratic internet juggernauts that blocked the social media accounts of the incumbent president and hundreds of thousands of his supporters.”

Russian FO spokesperson Zakharova revealed, “We have to mention the obvious fact that there is no evidence of Russian government agencies’ interference in US domestic affairs, something you can’t say about the US officials’ endless attempts to control political processes in other countries, including Russia, and to issue direct orders to marginal opposition groups in order to sow instability, discord and strife.”

She reported, “We clearly saw this in their response to the unauthorised demonstrations in Moscow in January, in which their organisers tried to involve even minors. Now, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has hastily posted his critical remarks on Twitter about the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) that suppressed an illegal gathering in Moscow on March 13, which an objectionable organisation attempted to hold in flagrant violation of the sanitary pandemic-related restrictions. In fact, the head of this foreign department not only encroached on the scope of the duties of our judicial and executive authorities, but also questioned the legality of the epidemiological restrictions during public gatherings.”

Russian FO spokesperson Zakharova concluded, “Unfortunately, the US is held captive by illusions as it strives to unleash a senseless campaign of Russophobic attacks. This only leads to further degradation of bilateral relations, which contradicts the fundamental interests of the peoples of Russia and the US. It appears that Washington is not ready to understand the ensuing risks to peace and security.”