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“All because of Moscow”: US Ambassador on the main reason for deteriorating relations with Russia

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US Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman believes that one of the main reasons for the cooling of relations between the countries was the “interference” of Moscow in the election of the American president in 2016, reports RIA News.


“All because of Moscow”: US Ambassador on the main reason for deteriorating relations with Russia


I would not like to single out one reason, but I have to say that intervening in the US presidential elections in 2016 has played a big role. I think Russia underestimates how it affected both the elections and the people who were interested in them, they followed the electoral process. In American politics, the system for electing a head of state is sacred. And it is important for us to believe that this system is based on trust and perfection. And any attempt to undermine this system will be considered as an extremely inappropriate and annoying encroachment,
said Huntsman.

At the same time, he said, relations began to deteriorate in 2014, due to the situation in Ukraine.

The intervention added to the basket of distrust. And we can not get out until we understand the reasons that brought us here, and do not deal with them,
added a diplomat.

Huntsman also said that the main challenge for him is the lack of trust between the Russian Federation and the United States.

I just got to work and I can say that trust is just nil. And trust is a prerequisite for working together and moving forward in relationships both between people and between countries. Without trust, nothing can be done. So the biggest challenge was for me to understand what I need to do in order to build trust that allows us to honestly and openly discuss problems at the same table and find practical solutions where we have a common interest. But for this, speaking figuratively, you have to “refuel” well with trust,
he concluded.
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RIA Novosti / Evgeny Biyatov
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  1. Sofa General
    Sofa General 4 December 2017 09: 05
    +5
    From sick to healthy? Kravcheg ...
    1. Logall
      Logall 4 December 2017 09: 09
      19
      It’s not the Kremlin’s interference, but the Capitol madness! Crazy man sits and drives a psycho ... A vicious circle! therefore, extremes cannot be found ...
      So you need to assign it!
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 4 December 2017 09: 17
        11
        Sasha, Washington does not need normal relations with Russia - this is the essence of the issue. And all these excuses about interference in the elections are nonsense.
        1. Logall
          Logall 4 December 2017 09: 18
          10
          Washington does not need normal relations between Russia and the rest of the world! And they themselves can be friends, for the sake of themselves ...
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 4 December 2017 09: 22
            +7
            With friends like the United States and enemies, they are not needed. yes
            1. hrych
              hrych 4 December 2017 10: 06
              +1
              Quote: Jedi
              With friends like the USA and enemies, you don’t need

              If he exaggerates his interference with the elections, then he is clearly a democrat or anti-trumpist. The State Department, which appoints the ambassadors, is again dirty. The Pentagon for Trump, the CIA, he cleaned up, now took on the FBI ... the next Department of State. If Trump cleans the Augean stables of the “deep state” in the US, then you can have such a pragmatic and patriotic friend ... of course not a friend, but a friend laughing And this is not fantasy, Trump allowed us to finish off Daishaks, from Iraq and Kurdistan he provided military support, having hit the caliphate rear, has now withdrawn 400 marines from Syria. And the strike of the Kyrgyz Republic, like retribution for a chemical attack - is a symbolic, theatrical gesture, so that they lag behind ... Good luck, comrade Donny good
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 4 December 2017 10: 12
                +6
                If the scenario predicted by you comes true, then it will be a show something else! yes
                1. Going
                  Going 4 December 2017 10: 26
                  +5
                  “I just got started and I can say that trust is just at zero.


                  You will lower them in a minus.
        2. Cube123
          Cube123 4 December 2017 09: 39
          +5
          Quote: Jedi
          Sasha, Washington does not need normal relations with Russia - this is the essence of the issue. And all these excuses about interference in the elections are nonsense.

          Washington does not need friends, they only need vassals. And the hype with the elections is simply inflated as a potential tool for protesting the legitimacy of the elections and the removal of Trump.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 4 December 2017 09: 41
            +4
            Here are the clowns: they can’t concentrate on the internal showdowns, give them everything to the external enemy. Not looking there, gentlemen, Americans. fool
            1. Cube123
              Cube123 4 December 2017 09: 45
              +4
              Quote: Jedi
              Here are the clowns: they can’t concentrate on the internal showdowns, give them everything to the external enemy. Not looking there, gentlemen, Americans. fool

              What they cannot take away is a systematic approach. They try to squeeze out any situation to dryness having received the maximum effect.
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 4 December 2017 09: 47
                +4
                This systematic approach will ruin them: it is impossible to kill three birds with one stone.
                1. Cube123
                  Cube123 4 December 2017 09: 48
                  +3
                  Quote: Jedi
                  This systematic approach will ruin them: it is impossible to kill three birds with one stone.

                  But two, sometimes it’s possible wink
                  1. Jedi
                    Jedi 4 December 2017 09: 51
                    +5
                    I agree, but you understand what I wanted to say. wink
                  2. vovanpain
                    vovanpain 4 December 2017 10: 05
                    +7
                    Quote: Cube123
                    But two, sometimes it’s possible

                    Yes, who is arguing then a colleague laughing especially if the gun is like this
                    but I have to say that interference in the US presidential election in 2016 played a big role

                    Of course, of course, to come to a strange house and impose your conditions on top of arrogance, so there will be no trust.
                    1. Going
                      Going 4 December 2017 10: 28
                      +4
                      Do they need it? they do everything only for their own sake.
        3. Orionvit
          Orionvit 4 December 2017 11: 03
          +6
          Quote: Jedi
          And all these excuses about interference in the elections

          And before that there was Crimea, and before that there was South Ossetia, and before that there was Putin’s Munich speech, and before that, there was the terrible Soviet Union, what will happen tomorrow? Let them already be determined in the end. And the casket just opens, Russia is guilty only of the fact that it is Russia and is inhabited by Russians (and other kindred peoples), and in addition to everything, has its own point of view. According to the West, this is a crime. Maybe it's time to answer overseas (and not only) "partners", thereby, what Russia is accused of. At least we will know why. lol It only seems to me that if Russia does everything that it is accused of in the West, they will regret it very much. They then are greyhounds such that they haven’t received the teeth from Russia for a long time. In short, in the words of Lavrov, well, you yourself understood, and talking to such people is useless.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 4 December 2017 11: 09
            +8
            I agree with your words. You need to talk with the United States only in a language that they understand, that is, in the language of power. They perceive any unwillingness to give them a dent in the teeth as a manifestation of weakness.
        4. LSA57
          LSA57 4 December 2017 11: 27
          +3
          Quote: Jedi
          And all these excuses about interference in the elections are nonsense.

          not really. I intervened. I don’t know how, but it was. did not see the trump. but Stoite heard of him
      2. SPACE
        SPACE 4 December 2017 09: 56
        +2
        Quote: Logall
        It’s not the Kremlin’s interference, but the Capitol madness!

        The USA brought Poroshenko to power in Ukraine ... The Kremlin in revenge brought Trump to power in the USA, America above all wassat if they are exceptional, then only in their paranoia.
      3. To be or not to be
        To be or not to be 4 December 2017 10: 22
        +1
        Just not insanity. And a means of internal struggle of clans within the united ... and the forerunner and justification and the justification for their future "NON-INTERFERENCE" in the election of the President of the Russian Federation in March 2018
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    3. Chertt
      Chertt 4 December 2017 09: 16
      +4
      Well, what else could he say. - Yes, we are mattresses, all over the world are messing around, overthrowing governments, bombing sovereign countries. And in general, to drive us with a filthy broom, to ourselves, for a puddle
      1. Cube123
        Cube123 4 December 2017 11: 38
        +4
        Quote: Chertt
        Well, what else could he say. - Yes, we are mattresses, all over the world are messing around, overthrowing governments, bombing sovereign countries. And in general, to drive us with a filthy broom, to ourselves, for a puddle

        Mark Twain said this:
        "If you translate this outstanding declaration (and the feelings expressed in it) into simple human language, it will sound something like this:" We, the British and Americans are thieves, robbers and pirates, of which we are proud. "
        Mark Twain "We are the Anglo-Saxons." 1906
        http://vivovoco.astronet.ru/VV/CAMERTON/TWAIN.HTM
    4. Finches
      Finches 4 December 2017 09: 21
      +2
      Everything is sacred with you! And elections and freedom of speech ... While this is beneficial only to you, but as soon as someone has a different opinion from you, then all holiness disappears somewhere ....
    5. Sergey-svs
      Sergey-svs 4 December 2017 09: 23
      +3
      Quote: Sofa General
      From sick to healthy? Kravcheg ...

      This hackneyed record has already snapped up: about the "intervention" of Moscow, Russian hackers, aHente-Trump and Putin’s buryats ?! negative If you yourself are stupid, then invite Mr. Mask to the State Department with his bearded hipsters, you will see tossed a couple of bucks lard - the new "creak startup" about the world atrocities of wild Muscovy! yes
      laughing laughing laughing
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 4 December 2017 11: 07
        +1
        Donald Trump, lost the keys to the nuclear suitcase. Probably wanted to ask Putin for a duplicate. laughing
    6. volodya
      volodya 4 December 2017 09: 27
      +3
      "It’s all about Moscow’s interference in the elections" laughing
    7. siberalt
      siberalt 4 December 2017 09: 31
      +2
      Yeah. Magdalene seems to repent, but we seem to believe. laughing
    8. Juborg
      Juborg 4 December 2017 13: 44
      0
      Well yes! There would be no Moscow and Russia, and there would be no one to blame, China and S. Korea would no longer be there.
    9. Slovak
      Slovak 4 December 2017 16: 04
      +1
      This unfounded moron US ambassador to Russia? Has he already begun meetings with the Russian opposition and liberals?
  2. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 4 December 2017 09: 07
    +2
    That's why Americans are hated all over the world. Hypocrisy. The problem is in our interference in their elections, and not in the fact that they have deliberately and persistently destroyed this trust for the last thirty years.
    1. Vadim Zhivov
      Vadim Zhivov 4 December 2017 09: 18
      +1
      USSR with them, Soyuz-Apollo launched into the Cold War And now the Russians are going through the window
  3. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 4 December 2017 09: 07
    +1
    What confidence in the state of thieves, murderers, adventurers ??? Yes, they will betray anyone for the sake of profit. You can not trust the mattresses, in no way impossible. They will say one thing in the eye and will do it behind their backs as it is beneficial for them.
  4. ImPerts
    ImPerts 4 December 2017 09: 11
    +8
    Wada demands recognition of their report and dusting of their heads with ashes, although the evidence is some indirect, incomprehensible ...
    The US Congress is looking for something incomprehensible and non-existent ...
  5. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 4 December 2017 09: 12
    +2
    One more thing about anything. "annoying assault", laughing it is necessary. Would be smarter, no encroachment would not bother. But America must be trusted, yes. Not exactly a jerk.
  6. Berber
    Berber 4 December 2017 09: 16
    +2
    The ambassador is an official person and is forced to speak official politics. So, possessed at the very top of their Olympus.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 December 2017 09: 18
    +2
    In American politics, the system for electing the head of state sacred
    And who argues with this that "sacred"? That is, everything should go as planned and already decided behind the scenes in certain rooms. And here time and a bummer. The Americans decided in their own way. And since the elections are “sacred”, it was urgent to find the culprit of the failure. Clinton did not say that she was an old dr ... and failed.
  8. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 4 December 2017 09: 21
    +3
    Well, they are all, under hypnosis, twist the same record ??)) Elections, elections ..
    Or, before the election, everything was ok?))
    The feeling that the "partners" fantasy has dried up for a long time.
  9. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 4 December 2017 09: 27
    +6
    In American politics, the election of the head of state is sacred. And it is important for us to believe that this system is based on trust and impeccability.

    Is such a circus with elections like in Mattress sacred? Come on! laughing
    And faith is important, of course. The herd must believe in something ...
  10. askort154
    askort154 4 December 2017 09: 31
    +2
    "... But for this, figuratively speaking, you must well" refuel "with trust. (Huntsman)


    Our fools already once "refueled" your trust, ruined the country, which prevented you from being "exceptional". Do not build illusions, the shell twice does not fall into the same funnel. We got the vaccine. Russia is now too tough for you. It infuriates you.
    1. japs
      japs 4 December 2017 13: 49
      +3
      I must admit, you are right. WE got the vaccine. But those who manage the Russian Federation have not yet been ill and have no immunity. This liberal talk of leaders about the "partners" is clear evidence of this.
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  11. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 4 December 2017 09: 42
    0
    What else can sick Mormon say?
  12. Topotun
    Topotun 4 December 2017 09: 46
    +1
    So, did the USA turn into a banana republic? Since "killed by sanctions" Russia simply dared democracy in the states by its interference in the elections? What for to state nonsense? However, lately the rhetoric of Americans has not become smarter. The impression of the global crisis is getting stronger.
  13. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 December 2017 09: 52
    0
    ... what a passage !!!!! ... laughing what profound problems (at first glance), which draws parallels !!!! ... laughing and in the denominator - we are (in the sense of merikatos) exceptional and everything is possible for them, including judging everyone by their patterns ... but if you subtract two from five fingers on your hand and make a figure - then this is for you (in sense of merikatos !!!!!) ... bully
  14. rocket757
    rocket757 4 December 2017 09: 52
    +3
    Is their election system sacred ??? Who would be interested to know?
    I don’t know if it’s worth asking a question - for whom is this cow sacred?
    According to the fact of the last election, this is to say, to amuse everyone, well, we can except the Yankees themselves!
  15. demo
    demo 4 December 2017 09: 53
    +1
    In American politics, the election of the head of state is sacred. And it is important for us to believe that this system is based on trust and impeccability. And any attempt to undermine this system will be considered as an extremely inappropriate and annoying assault.[B] [/ b]

    Ambassador! Is everything all right with the head ?!
    How many billions are “worth” participating in the presidential race and elections?
    What sacred action are we talking about?
    Is it about money or something?

    Sometimes I think that Zadornov was right (his Kingdom of Heaven).
    Oh and dumb! Well stupid!
  16. Nikolay Fedorov
    Nikolay Fedorov 4 December 2017 10: 09
    +2
    God save us from friendship with the Americans! Enmity with them makes it easier and easier for us to survive, because it is clear where the enemy is and what can be expected from him. In friendship with the Americans, we have no chance to survive. All their talk of trust for only one thing - to lull our vigilance to bite.
  17. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 4 December 2017 10: 18
    0
    In American politics, the election of the head of state is sacred.
    Therefore, in the most democratic country in the world there are no direct elections good You never know, suddenly the "wrong" candidate wants to participate laughing
  18. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 4 December 2017 10: 25
    +1
    They are they telling us about trust ?! Dunk their holy faces in the toilet, at every opportunity.
  19. Kent0001
    Kent0001 4 December 2017 10: 36
    0
    They’ll come up with something else tomorrow to blame us and what?
  20. Essex62
    Essex62 4 December 2017 10: 50
    +1
    What kind of trust are we talking about? The most correct position in relation to the Saki nonhumans was in the USSR, an enemy beyond a puddle. Every Soviet pioneer knew that behind the armored curtain there was nothing good, and all of them were evil bourgeois. Each kindergartener knew - byak atomic bomb, and (Nixon, Reagan further on the list) kaka.
  21. Dimmih
    Dimmih 4 December 2017 11: 18
    0
    And we won’t be able to get out until we understand the reasons that brought us here and deal with them,
    Wangyu: and yet yes, you won’t get out because you don’t want to understand. And even more so you won’t understand because you didn’t understand.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 4 December 2017 12: 44
      +3
      Too long to delve into the reasons ... eh, the students of Comrade shredded Dzerzhinsky, at first it’s a matter for them! And do not start politicians in this process !!! they’ll kill any investigation!
      We have one goal - to make the country stronger, and to format the "servants of the people" to the fullest ... in short, they did not forget the Schaub, they, on whom this country ALWAYS held on!
  22. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 4 December 2017 12: 07
    0
    What is the point of procrastinating this already obsolete topic. Indisputable facts and evidence will be presented, there will be food ...
  23. fif21
    fif21 4 December 2017 12: 35
    0
    How can they be trusted (mattresses)? They don’t comply with international laws, they don’t fulfill international agreements or withdraw from them unilaterally, impose economic sanctions, overthrow unfavorable regimes, hold color revolutions ...... And their attempts to not even interfere in elections in the Russian Federation, but to arrange a maidan in the Russian Federation -how to name?
    This ambassador would also go home wassat Trade with the USA is scanty, there are no joint projects, and the interests of the USA in Russia can be represented by the ambassador of a neutral country. I demand to close the mattress consulate in Yekaterinburg (nursery of spies and provocateurs) hi
  24. midshipman
    midshipman 4 December 2017 12: 40
    +1
    In vain he did not accuse Russia of oppressing blacks in Honduras.
    I had to face the US military three times: Egypt 1972; Angola 1985; Libya 1986 year. Everywhere they screamed that they were being ignored. And we managed to overcome them. But the country's top leadership surrendered all our victories. This is in addition to the beginning of the 80s in Kamchatka (perfectly E.Ya. Savitsky blocked their reconnaissance aircraft). I have the honor.
  25. koshmarik
    koshmarik 4 December 2017 13: 36
    0
    John, with respect to mutual trust, you are all right in saying that, for example, I remember how the United States assured us that NATO will not advance to the borders of Russia, and now it is already being established in the person of America in Ukraine, which, let it be known to you bordered by Russia. So trust your sharashkin office after that. Talkers are shameful. No responsibility for the bazaar. Still have to create a base in Cuba.
  26. Sergey53
    Sergey53 4 December 2017 14: 06
    0
    All because of us, all because of us. Appreciate what you would do without us? You are miserable without us.
  27. Karayakupovo
    Karayakupovo 4 December 2017 14: 23
    0
    Normal relations can also appear when the United States withdraws its military bases to its home, well, in extreme cases, when the Russian Federation also sets up its military bases near the US borders.
  28. weksha50
    weksha50 4 December 2017 16: 22
    0
    “Without trust, nothing can be done. So the biggest challenge for me was to understand what I need to do to build trust that allows me to honestly and openly discuss problems at the same table and find practical solutions where we have a common interest. But for this, figuratively speaking, you have to “refuel” trust well.

    Here ... The main message of this statement ... No wonder ... YOU... that is - Russia ... must believe US ... USA ... and everything will be chiki-farts ...
    PS Well, believe us, we will not spoil the presidential elections in Russia !!! bully
  29. NordUral
    NordUral 4 December 2017 19: 26
    0
    Whose cow would mumble, my friend.
  30. Dedall
    Dedall 4 December 2017 20: 42
    +1
    He also added this “salted ambassador” that it was Lincoln’s friendship with Ivan Turchinov, whom he had made a general. Because of this, all of American history went awry. Tsar Alexander is also to blame, who threw money in the United States in difficult times.
  31. Zacvasetskiy
    Zacvasetskiy 4 December 2017 21: 16
    0
    Dolbyashchiki !!!!!!!!!!!!!