On Monday, Putin and Trump had their first phone conversation on the US-Russia relations, the fight against terrorism, as well as the situation in Syria. They also agreed on the necessity to improve bilateral ties.
"We believe and hope that there are very good chances that it will be the first international gesture of the new Trump administration, to lift the sanctions on Russia as a gesture to normalize relations, and collaborate efficiently in Syria," Carcaci said.
"The West started a bad fight with Russia. We need to make a gesture to get out of it," Carcaci added.
Since 2014, relations between Russia and the United States deteriorated amid the crisis in Ukraine. Washington and its allies have introduced several rounds of anti-Russia sanctions since Crimea became part of Russia in 2014 and over Moscow's alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. Russia has repeatedly refuted the allegations, warning that the Western sanctions are counterproductive and undermine global stability.