Americans, who earlier labelled Russia as a mere “regional power,” seem to finally realize that major global issues can’t be dealt with without Russia’s participation.
US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the US Secretary of State came to the conclusion that it was important to talk with Vladimir Putin directly. Their discussions are expected to touch upon such issues as Syria and Iran as well as the conflict in Ukraine.
- Yes, Kerry's visit is a powerful and friendly gesture8.0% (135)
- No, not while the US benefits from anti-Russian sanctions33.4% (561)
- Maybe, but the US must have some hidden agenda58.6% (985)
So far, the US had tried to isolate Russia from world politics, but in fact it does not seem as simple as the US government imagined. Americans can no longer act alone in the global conflict situation and need cooperation with Russia, DWN wrote.
Harf said that she would not speak of a normalization of relations, as this is more applicable to longstanding conflict relations as between the US and Cuba. It seems rather like US administration is trying to present the situation in a way as if there had been no serious tensions between Moscow and Washington at all, the article said.