MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He admitted that the renewal of Russia-US dialogue under the Trump presidency would not be quick and easy, noting that the relations had hit a "rock bottom."
"I would like to remind you of President [Vladimir] Putin's words. He repeatedly and on different occasions spoke of the desire to build kind, mutually beneficial relations with the US. That is, in this case the president has always stated that he expects reciprocity from Washington," Peskov told reporters.
Trump said in a Tuesday interview with The New York Times it would be "nice" if he could get along with Putin. When prompted if he planned to have a "reset" with Russia, Trump said "I wouldn't use that term after what happened," referring to the failed efforts in 2010 by Democratic rival and then-State Secretary Hillary Clinton,
"One can agree with the president-elect here: the word itself has actually compromised itself, because the consequences of this reset were not what we would like to see," Peskov said. "The term in this case does not matter. The main thing is willingness and demonstration of readiness to normalize relations."