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    Wind of Change: Russia, US to 'Closely Cooperate' Within UN Framework

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    Russian and US ambassadors to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin and Nikki Haley, plan to closely cooperate within the framework of the United Nations, spokesperson of Russia’s mission to the UN Fyodor Strzhizhovsky said.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – At a Thursday meeting at the UN Security Council, the US delegation was for the first time led by Ambassador Nikki Haley.

    During her address, Haley said the United States wants to improve relations with Russia. For his part, Churkin said his intention was to do his best to establish a "good working relationships" with the United States.

    After the UNSC meeting, Churkin noted there was a "change of tone" by the US envoy to the UN at the gathering, adding that he was about to meet with Haley.

    On Friday, Churkin met in person with Haley at his residence in New York, Strzhizhovsky said, adding that the envoys agreed for closer cooperation.

    "Both sides expressed the intention to closely cooperate at the UN in accordance with the intentions of their respective capitals," Strzhizhovsky told journalists on Friday.

    Relations between Moscow and Washington soured following disagreements over the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election. After the victory of Donald Trump on November 8, Russian officials have repeatedly welcomed the US president’s statements about the potential improvement in bilateral ties.


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      Darrell R
      Nikki Haley also said sanctions would not be lifted until the southern peninsula is returned to the Ukraine. Did someone give her a quick and in depth Russian history lesson or does she really think that Crimea is going anywhere? I hope there is some sincerity in her desire to improve relations. Either way, someone needs to sit her down and have a nice long talk with her.
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      "Both sides expressed the intention to closely cooperate at the UN in accordance with the intentions of their respective capitals," Strzhizhovsky told journalists on Friday.
      I hope so. The people who voted for Trump knew he promised better relations with Russia. I think many Russians also want or accept better relations with the US. Obama created a very dangerous situation.
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      closely co-operate with a viper?
    • itchyvet .in reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, The U.S. has proven, over and over to be liars extraordinary, so why any sane person would ever accept anything ever coming from the U.S. without verification first, is beyond my understanding.
    • Darius
      How can this be, after recent declarations of Nikki Haley ?!
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      We have seen S Powell with new hair do work .... Nothing more to discuss
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      ViTranin reply toDarrell R(Show commentHide comment)
      Darrell R, Too late .... First Speech is the One that matters ... as everything thereafter refers to that initial statement !

      And She Spoke want Trump agreed to ...

      No difference between Mkane, Obongo, trump ... all shyte
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      ViTranin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, Too Late ... We all heard Trimp Speech ... He Loves Nazi's, we all heard him say that
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      ViTranin reply toDarius(Show commentHide comment)
      Darius, Agree Too Late ... She has made her case ... She has stated her Policy ... Cannot be Rolled back !

      Shows that Trimp supports the Nazi's in Kiev and agrees with Genocide
    • Mikhas
      Haleys unfriendly and unsubstantiated attack on Russia, Power-esque even, says that Russia must cooperate on a case to case basis based on utmost suspicion on US motives.
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      Mikhas great comment and pertinent to want we have just witnessed coming from the new administration which is desperately looking for a chink in the Armour.
      The strategy is vintage 1991 but Yeltsin is not the person they are dealing with shying away from the threat of WW3 is not on the agenda any longer 1991 was a once in a life time opportunity that the western empire abused with zero restraint.

      The lessons have been learnt there is undoubtedly the fullest awareness in non empire nations that the US will use its nukes again if they allow it.
      Russia's intervention (legal) unlike any recent US interventions was a marker which said change your interventionist policies and seek multi power governance and the peace and prosperity that comes with it or do what you have to but be prepared to end civilization your call your choice so far we only see a dead mans hand at the poker table with the other hand on a gun.
    • 2007harleydavidsonsg
      Well I sure can see the previous American administrations have left a huge pile of American sh*t to clean up. We can only blame ourselfs for having our heads UP ARE ASS. I guess it's time to dawn mask and gloves and to get to work, which shouldn't seem so horribly bad since we been wallowing in it for decades.
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