Tillerson explained that relations between the two countries have radically deteriorated after the “invasions” of Russia into Georgia and Ukraine, thereby undermining their sovereignty. Moreover, our country, according to his opinion, intervened in the elections of a number of Western countries, including the United States itself.
The Secretary of State clarified that the establishment of relations between the United States and the Russian Federation is impossible without solving the "Ukrainian problem." And for this you need to comply with the Minsk agreement.
At the same time, Tillerson considers Syria an example of profitable cooperation between the two countries. He expressed the hope that the end result of this cooperation should be the resignation of President Bashar Assad.