"We need changes in words and the nature of the relationship, but what we really need to see is change in behavior," McMaster told Fox News.
At the same time, Alexei Pushkov believes that such approach is unlikely to bring any positive results.
"McMaster named 'changes in behavior' on the part of Moscow as the main condition for the cooperation between the US and Russia. Well, Obama had been waiting for 5 years, didn't see it come true and left office. Counterproductive approach," Pushkov wrote in his Twitter.
МакМастер назвал гл.условие сотр-ва США с Россией: это "смена поведения" Москвы. Обама ждал 5 лет —не дождался,ушел. Непродуктивный подход.— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) 30 апреля 2017 г.
As McMaster noted during his interview, US relations with Russia in the first 100 days of Trump's presidency have not changed.
"Well, I don't think they've gotten really either better or worse," the politician told Fox News.
However, instead of improving the strained relationship Trump was forced to fight accusations that his team had illicit dealings with Russia. The Kremlin has always denied these claims, which have not been supported by any hard evidence.