A member of the State Duma Foreign Relations Committee has a proposal to launch a special group for restoring normal relations between Russia and the US, while other MPs seek to launch a week of Russian-US friendship to mend broken ties.
Vitaly Milonov wrote that the principles of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence are the basis of global security, and that relations between the Russian Federation and the United States are especially important in maintaining the balance.
“Our nations are the largest economic and cultural centers of our planet. Our nations possess developed economies, powerful military forces, the largest trade ties all over the world and this allows them to influence global political agenda. Unfortunately, due to myopic policies of the US administration and its push towards global hegemony, the relations between our countries have deteriorated to record lows,” Milonov wrote.
“In the current situation it might be reasonable to set up a working group of Russian and US lawmakers who would concentrate on normalization of relations between our countries… This group could start developing a roadmap for the process as well as work on particular contradictions between our states that have accumulated over recent years,” he added.
Milonov also stated that US President-Elect Donald Trump has previously made positive statements about Russia and expressed a readiness for a genuine restart of relations.
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