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23 and 24 March was a two-day working visit of John Kerry to Moscow. The US Secretary of State asked for a meeting with President Putin (last week). The American press wrote that the parties would discuss the situation in Ukraine, in Syria, the terrorist attacks in Belgium and some more questions. In Russia, they hope that Kerry’s visit will be a prologue to the normalization of bilateral relations.



This working visit was the third visit to the US Secretary of State. He visited the Russians in May and December last year.

This time, negotiations with colleague S. Lavrov and reception with Russian President Vladimir Putin were originally scheduled.

As the Western and Russian press reported, the central issues at the talks should be the situation in Ukraine, the situation in Syria and in general in the Middle East, problems of international security, including the recent terrorist attacks in Belgium.

According to the press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov, who led 23 March TASS, the themes for Kerry’s talks with Putin on March 24 should be the Syrian settlement and the implementation of the Minsk agreements in Ukraine, but there is no fixed agenda for the meeting.

The TASS also provided information from the Department of State: in Moscow, the parties will discuss “the ongoing efforts of the International Syria Support Group (MGPP) to end the hostilities, provide assistance and increase access to humanitarian aid, promote the political transition in Syria, and combat the Islamic State .

In Russia, they hope that the visit of John Kerry will help normalize bilateral relations. The Russian Foreign Ministry noted: “The situation in the Russian-American relations remains difficult. The series of confrontational steps taken by Washington under the pretext of the Ukrainian crisis has hit hard the cooperation. ”

"Voice of America" focuses on the issue of terrorist attacks in Belgium, which John Kerry described as “an attack on the people of Belgium and the very heart of Europe”.

A senior State Department official told reporters that Kerry views these attacks as part of the threat posed by the Islamic State.

With regard to the Syrian theme, then, according to the same State Department representative, John Kerry intends to get acquainted in detail with the positions of Putin and Lavrov regarding the results of efforts to implement a political transition in Syria. The man from the State Department emphasized that the position of Washington was unchanged: Assad must leave.

Mr Kerry would like the Kremlin and the White House to begin a movement towards a political transition in Syria, a State Department spokesman said. He also added that Putin and Asad had recently been on the telephone and that Putin was probably aware of the situation.

The possible agenda for the meeting between Putin and Kerry is discussed by the chief editor of Carnegie.ru, Alexander Baunov. His opinion leads BFM.ru.

“Of course, Kerry is interested in finding out how truly Russian troops are coming out, how complete, how much, who and what remains there, what those who remain are going to do,” said the expert. - And mainly he is interested in what we are going to do next. So we unexpectedly appeared in Syria, completely outplayed all the Syrian scenarios that Turkey, the USA and the Gulf monarchies, the oil scenes had. Then suddenly they announced just as unexpectedly that we were disappearing. And then what? Still, in America, the election campaign, after all, Obama is leaving, and he needs to sum up some results, pass some kind of foreign policy to his successor, make sure that this election campaign passes without foreign policy failures that could strike the Democratic Party’s campaign . Actually, Kerry is trying to understand what Russia is going to do next in the Middle East, in Ukraine, somewhere else, in the Baltic States, God forbid. Will she do something further? ”

“The details of Kerry’s meeting with Putin are unknown, but it’s clear that the Secretary of State is now acting as an intermediary between US President Barack Obama and Putin, who are equally interested in the Syrian negotiations to achieve a result,” Gazeta.ru Alexander Bratersky and Vladimir Dergachev.

Both Russia and the United States do not exclude a plan for the federalization of Syria in the event that it is impossible to preserve the integrity of this state for objective reasons. “It is possible that this option is considered as“ Plan B ”,” one of the Russian parliamentarians who are familiar with the situation in Syria told Gazeta.ru.

According to some experts, the newspaper notes, between Washington and Moscow, there are agreements on Syria. Russia could withdraw its troops in exchange for recognition of the Alawite part of the country as its area of ​​responsibility. Also, Moscow could get guarantees for President Assad.

Probably, following the meeting between Putin and Kerry, the Russian-American dialogue on Ukraine will be intensified. Gazeta.ru cites the opinion of Ivan Safranchuk, Deputy Head of the Institute of Actual International Problems of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. He recalled that Kerry’s visit to Sochi and his meeting with Putin in 2015 launched a dialogue on the implementation of the Minsk agreements between Russia and the United States at the level of US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov. Today, despite the "low level" of relations between Russia and the United States, the dialogue on important topics continues. According to Safranchuk, the United States takes Russia more seriously when relations between countries are not at their zenith.

Director of the Institute for Applied Political Studies Grigory Dobromelov said "Arguments and Facts"that John Kerry’s visit to Moscow is “obviously” related to Putin’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria. The official US response to this conclusion suggests that this was a complete surprise for them. And now the Americans "want to compare watches with the Russian leadership."

“True, the ultra-Westerners believe that the state secretary is coming to us to allegedly accept Putin’s surrender in Syria. This is not true. The capitulation is accepted on the side of the winner or on neutral territory, for example, in the countries of the European Union. And here it is absolutely clear that this visit is needed specifically for Washington, and not for Moscow. In addition, the Ukrainian issue is likely to be included on the agenda, but Syria will, of course, remain the key topic of the meeting. ”


Director of the Center for Global Interests in Washington, political scientist Nikolai Zlobin said in an interview "Moskovsky Komsomol"that Kerry came to Russia to understand the actions of Russia.

"Surely this is one of his main tasks," said the expert. - Plus, the question probably arises here: how is the current situation in the Donbas evolving, especially in connection with the issuance of passports? It is not very clear how to treat the Americans, whether it is a humanitarian action or a political demonstration. Also, the Americans, of course, would like to understand the state of Russian-European relations, because now the Europeans have turned out to be much more rigid towards Russia than even Washington, who is distracted by the election campaign. ”

They expect an additional impulse from the Russian-American consultations to resolve the Syrian crisis in new conditions - when the Kremlin’s main decision was to withdraw the bulk of the contingent from Syria. Until now, the US administration has not given an official assessment of this decision by the Russian president, recalls analyst Nikolai Bobkin ("Fund of Strategic Culture").

* * *


Of course, there are many opinions. In our opinion, Kerry’s visit is much simpler. Obama and Kerry were convinced: Russia is indeed withdrawing the bulk of the contingent from Syria. So, it's time to talk about the fate of Assad.

The State Department does not hide the fact that the installation of the White House has not changed at all since the times of Hillary Clinton: “Assad must leave.” This loud slogan of international American democracy, Mr. Kerry, no doubt brought once again to the attention of Lavrov and Putin.

Kerry and Obama believe: the next president of the United States will be Hillary Clinton. The White House is already preparing a suitable foundation for a democratic successor. In the end, the slogan "Assad must go" her copyright.

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 25 March 2016 06: 33
    +29
    “True, ultra-Westerners believe that the secretary of state is coming to us to allegedly accept Putin’s surrender in Syria.

    Yeah, wishful thinking. One has already "torn to shreds", now he does not know how to get rid of his post for good.
    In the queue, you sons of bitches, in line!
    1. rf xnumx
      rf xnumx 25 March 2016 06: 42
      +60
      Quote: aszzz888
      In the queue, you sons of bitches, in line!

      And why he pinned, did not understand
      1. Dembel77
        Dembel77 25 March 2016 07: 06
        +9
        I think that the Americans are just portraying "vigorous activity" as usual. In their own interests, of course - after all, they are going to screw up the rest of the world.
        1. Darkmor
          Darkmor 25 March 2016 09: 24
          +25
          It seems to me alone that during the period of "isolation" and "torn to pieces of the economy", for some reason, more overseas guests come to us than during the period of "peace, friendship, chewing gum"?
          1. vezunchik
            vezunchik 25 March 2016 12: 18
            +4
            respect strength
            1. iConst
              iConst 25 March 2016 12: 45
              +4
              Quote: vezunchik
              respect strength

              Quote: Turkir
              Arrived, sniffed the situation, left ...

              ...


              - Like flies, here and there,
              Rumor has it ....
              - People, you can guess as much as you like - anyway the picture is too complicated and changes very quickly.

              What was relevant today may become worthless tomorrow. smile
          2. Serhio
            Serhio 25 March 2016 14: 01
            +4
            Someone needs to chew gum. lol
        2. The comment was deleted.
        3. Turkir
          Turkir 25 March 2016 12: 02
          +2
          Arrived, sniffed the situation, left ...
          1. Retvizan 8
            Retvizan 8 25 March 2016 12: 36
            +5
            Well, what did you come for Nadia Savchenko, I wanted to pick up! Everyone saw him leaving the plane with a red suitcase!
      2. RUS96
        RUS96 25 March 2016 09: 03
        +47
        Yes, yes ... at the reception. laughing
        1. skeptic
          skeptic 25 March 2016 11: 31
          +30
          The photo lacks a specialist proctologist, Dr. Sergei Shoigu.
          1. Oldwiser
            Oldwiser 25 March 2016 12: 31
            +6
            What is the "proctologist" at once? First - to the orthopedist. laughing
            1. faridg7
              faridg7 25 March 2016 14: 51
              +3
              And the doctor said to the morgue, to the pathologist
              1. marl
                marl 26 March 2016 02: 27
                +3
                Quote: faridg7
                And the doctor said to the morgue, to the pathologist

                Then it is immediately to Zhirinovsky.
          2. Oldwiser
            Oldwiser 25 March 2016 12: 31
            0
            What is the "proctologist" at once? First - to the orthopedist. laughing
          3. RUS96
            RUS96 25 March 2016 13: 08
            0
            By the way)))
      3. Corsair
        Corsair 25 March 2016 09: 11
        +4
        Quote: vc 72019
        And why he pinned, did not understand

        request He brought some incriminating evidence, or vice versa, proposals for another distribution of the concession, they will probably sell to Urkain or want to buy up the contrary, there are many versions - they are unlikely to tell us the truth.
        1. jjj
          jjj 25 March 2016 11: 14
          +4
          This guy came with a guitar to sing a song by an overseas guest at Sergei Lavrov’s birthday party
          1. vezunchik
            vezunchik 25 March 2016 12: 19
            +3
            in the Crimea they will go for a barbecue, and Kerry will sing romances after vodka
        2. weksha50
          weksha50 25 March 2016 11: 50
          +5
          Quote: Corsair
          Urkainu maybe they will sell to us or vice versa they want to buy, many versions


          With the Crimea as a base for the US Navy (NATO) did not work ...

          And then Hillary Clinton in an attack (I don’t know in which ... probably climacteric) already stated that Ukraine will be inhabited by US citizens ... And she emphasized: the climate and the territory of US satisfy (!!!) ...

          Maybe Kerry has already begun to attempt to pursue the policy of a potential US president in life ???
          laughing
          1. vezunchik
            vezunchik 25 March 2016 12: 21
            +1
            return to historical homeland. In the USA, Ukrainians are not measured, 100 years ago they left in search of happiness, and even after World War II, Bandera rushed there
            1. weksha50
              weksha50 25 March 2016 12: 55
              +3
              Quote: vezunchik
              and after World War 2, Bandera rushed there


              Not in the USA ... The bulk is in Canada ... There is now a very powerful Ukrainian diaspora, even affecting state policy ...

              Looks like Canada pokes its pod in all holes against Russia ...
          2. aleksey980
            aleksey980 26 March 2016 05: 26
            0
            This is not the first day they say this crap, but where is the evidence that she said that? Links are everywhere only to ABC News, but not to articles or videos, but simply to the main site and there, somehow, it was not possible to find proof. Don't be like "censor.net"!
          3. Amurets
            Amurets 26 March 2016 09: 22
            +1
            According to American tradition, now is the turn of the Republican Party. Now Obama is a "lame duck" so as not to harm the next president. Clinton is a representative of the Democratic Party and only a miracle can get her into the presidency. Most likely, the Democrats need some kind of support for Clinton from Russia, but they will not delude themselves We grabbed grief when she was US Secretary of State. Therefore, she died, she died. They will not lift the sanctions, and if this unsettled lady becomes president, then we will grab ten times more grief than with Euroführer Merkel.
      4. Serhio
        Serhio 25 March 2016 14: 19
        +3
        Of course, we cannot know the true reason for Kerry’s visit, but in general, the situation at the negotiating table and the behavior of the leaders suggests that it is the States that are forced to seek compromises with Russia. yes We must make this a good tradition.))
      5. attuda
        attuda 25 March 2016 15: 16
        0
        And why did he eat pepper, and did not understand ...


        Let's dream ...:
        ¿
        World Law, World Law
        Reforge all weapons in the world
        To monuments of world law
        about smelting everything
        weapons to the monuments
        in order to make the monuments reminiscent of the action of the world law on the re-smelting and re-conversion of all-all-all weapons in the world in the memory of this world law¿
        15.15
        23.03.2016
        Accepted by worldOM?
        ★ silently ★
        ‡ † ★ † ‡
      6. Tatar 174
        Tatar 174 25 March 2016 18: 38
        0
        The appearance of this Secretary of State is always surprised and very simple like a felt boots, in life such a chtoli?
    2. tor11121
      tor11121 25 March 2016 07: 02
      +6
      It’s simple, whoever capitulates, he goes with a bow. Kerry now at least somehow needs to save face, the doctor of emergency is in danger, the choice is on the nose.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 25 March 2016 07: 15
        +18
        I, of course, do not believe in any conspiracies, but it seems to me that Kerii came with bad news for us. In the economy, the pressure is only increasing - the State Department has banned our government securities not only in the United States (at home), but in Europe to place, and "surprise to Putin" in the case is clearly not a pleasant one, 100 pounds.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 25 March 2016 10: 10
          +19
          Quote: mirag2
          I, of course, do not believe in any conspiracies, but it seems to me that Kerii came with bad news for us. In the economy, the pressure is only increasing - the State Department has banned our government securities not only in the United States (at home), but in Europe to place, and "surprise to Putin" in the case is clearly not a pleasant one, 100 pounds.

          Do you understand, dear, in my opinion, the winners do not dash like shuttles, but here ...... already the 18th visit in a year !!! If they had everything "tip-top" they would not even have a telephone conversation to anything, but here ...
        2. Achilles
          Achilles 25 March 2016 15: 40
          +2
          Of course I do not believe in any conspiracies


          Our history says that for all the time they want to destroy Russia, destroy it, they attacked us many times, all these facts say that they really want to destroy us and it's hard to disagree, the Americans themselves have said many times about the division of Russia into many pieces (there are documents proving the division of Russia), even if you think logically, the USA directly says that there is the only country in the world that can destroy the USA, as far as I know, the USA has already destroyed a bunch of countries for its own interests, and this only says that they will and will try us first of all from the inside and when someone says that he does not believe in conspiracies, he either thinks poorly or is hypocritical, using conspiracies and ruins the state, and this must be clearly understood.
          Once again, in the whole history they want to enslave or destroy us (the facts of history say this), the West has always wanted this and will try to do it, we only have one salvation to be strong both in the army and economically
      2. Voha_krim
        Voha_krim 25 March 2016 07: 17
        +9
        Quote: tor11121
        The doctor of medical science is in danger of choice on the nose.

        Hillary Clinton: “The US sees Ukraine as a place to move”
        “We should not abandon this territory (Ukraine), as the most favorable for the global American move, because of the position of Russia and we will continue to coordinate international pressure to return Crimea to a single territorial space as of February 2014. In addition, it is necessary to carry out preliminary work on the inclusion in the future European United States of the territories of several Eastern European states - Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Baltic countries. Thus, we can expand the necessary living space so as not to feel cramped and have the prospect of further industrial and economic development. ” Clinton said.


        http://my-disain.ru/khillari-klinton-ssha-rassmatrivayut-territoriyu-ukrainy-kak

        -mesto-dlya-pereezda /? utm_campaign = transit & utm_source = mirtesen & utm_medium = news & f

        rom = mirtesen

        If this is not a fake, then the woman is completely off the coils am .
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 25 March 2016 09: 23
          +4
          Quote: Voha_krim
          If this is not a fake, then the woman is completely off the coils

          what Why so? very competent - given the growth in the number of all kinds of cataclysms in recent years, Americans are insuring themselves, they will bring resources to them, but a good place with a favorable climate is what to look for.
          1. weksha50
            weksha50 25 March 2016 11: 57
            0
            Quote: Corsair
            Why so? very competent - given the increase in the number of all kinds of disasters



            All right ...
            Hillary cited the incomplete statement ... She justified a possible move of Amers to the future United States (i.e., to the territory of Ukraine) because of the Yellowstone volcano so often mentioned in VO ... That is, threats from it for US residents ...
        2. weksha50
          weksha50 25 March 2016 11: 54
          0
          Quote: Voha_krim
          Hillary Clinton: “The USA considers the territory of Ukraine as a place for moving”



          Mdyayaya ... It is time to document Hillary’s nose - who and what the lands of Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states used to be ... It’s a pity that she didn’t mention Scandinavia ... And there’s a lot to tell about Finland ...
        3. Serhio
          Serhio 25 March 2016 14: 24
          0
          Quote: Voha_krim
          If this is not a fake, then the woman is completely off the coils

          Oh my God! Was Bill muddied with Lewinsky again ?! laughing
    3. Blondy
      Blondy 25 March 2016 07: 50
      +9

      Voice of America focuses on the issue of terrorist attacks in Belgium, which John Kerry described as "an attack on the people of Belgium and the very heart of Europe."

      Damn, well, hypocrites, and who made all the mess? Everything is like water off a duck's back. As if Putin did not warn: "you at least know what you are doing."
      1. Al1977
        Al1977 25 March 2016 10: 01
        +2
        Quote: Blondy

        Voice of America focuses on the issue of terrorist attacks in Belgium, which John Kerry described as "an attack on the people of Belgium and the very heart of Europe."

        Damn, well, hypocrites, and who made all the mess? Everything is like water off a duck's back. As if Putin did not warn: "you at least know what you are doing."

        The attack on Senai took more people ... Plus a crazy nanny ... So for terrorists, the difference of views of the West and Russia is a drum.
        And all the "mess" was brewed by God, having created a person like that by nature.
      2. Reserve officer
        Reserve officer 25 March 2016 11: 02
        +4
        "In addition, the Ukrainian issue will most likely be included in the agenda."

        Is this about discussing the start date for sanctions against Germany and France? Regarding non-compliance with the Minsk agreements by Ukraine?
        And then all Russia, Russia ...
        1. jjj
          jjj 25 March 2016 11: 15
          0
          And remember the movie about the guitarist with Antonio Banderas. Arrived such, and in a case a grenade launcher
  2. avvg
    avvg 25 March 2016 06: 36
    +2
    In my opinion, the visit of Kerria is more connected that it will receive some bonuses in foreign policy and prevent republicans from going to the White House to save the Democrats in the elections.
    1. Mareman Vasilich
      Mareman Vasilich 25 March 2016 11: 41
      +1
      Not this way. And the title of the article is stupid. Today, Americans are still holding the initiative and dictating terms. Ours normally cannot resist, for this there is neither courage nor political will. Look at things soberly.
      1. ABAZA
        ABAZA 25 March 2016 12: 18
        -2
        Yours may be exhausted. And ours is fluent in political judo and judo after.
  3. RussianRoulette
    RussianRoulette 25 March 2016 06: 36
    +4
    In general, as always, I came to give advice on how to wear round and roll square.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 25 March 2016 06: 37
    +4
    A senior State Department official told reporters that Kerry views these attacks as part of the threat posed by the Islamic State.ISIS - USA-USA extortion- a threat to peace ..So, it's time to talk about the fate of Assad..And the meaning of Assad to surrender? .. to surrender Assad, surrender to Syria ... The fate of Libya and its leader as an example .. what will happen next ..
  5. Semyonych
    Semyonych 25 March 2016 06: 40
    +11
    Or maybe Kerry just drove a little more American bonds. After all, our Central Bank loves to buy them so much.
    1. Semyonych
      Semyonych 25 March 2016 06: 49
      +3
      Yes, she really is. When there is nothing to object, click on the minus. wink
  6. VP
    VP 25 March 2016 06: 41
    +14
    In Russia, they hope that Kerry’s visit will be a prologue to the normalization of bilateral relations.

    It is unlikely that anyone seriously hopes. There will be no normalization for a very long time.
    The American establishment does not need it.
    Confrontation allows them to resolve many internal and external issues.
    In general, I do not know who hopes there, but it's stupid.
    And whoever comes to their presidency will not change anything on this issue, maybe it will take other forms. For the main trends are formed by more than one person.
    1. Al1977
      Al1977 25 March 2016 13: 34
      +1
      Quote: VP
      And whoever comes to their presidency will not change anything on this issue, maybe it will take other forms.

      America will always be the enemy. The war is at all levels, including diplomatic. This is a confrontation of worldview. We defend the right of the world to justice, and they are the right to force.
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 March 2016 06: 46
    +22
    They don’t bow to the vanquished ... To solve the problems they screwed up. If we knew what they were talking about, then we would work as presidents and foreign ministers. But something tells me that no one will hand over Assad - not for this he was saved. We will find out soon.
    1. alex-712
      alex-712 25 March 2016 07: 48
      +3
      And it seems to me that everything is simpler here, the Americans realized that they were crap around, so that finally they would not lose their face, they depict activity.
    2. weksha50
      weksha50 25 March 2016 12: 05
      +3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      But something tells me that no one will hand over Assad - not for this he was saved. We will find out soon.


      I'll add a little bit to "We'll find out soon" ...

      Yesterday (March 24), VVP, in a private conversation with Russian entrepreneurs, advised them not to "merge and sell" their Ukrainian assets, saying: "Perhaps the power in Ukraine will change" (without specifying this statement, he just hinted) ...

      And a week or two ago, Yanukovych suddenly popped up, declaring his desire to return to Kiev as a legitimate president ...

      That's right, but on figs he was saved, taken out ???

      So - politics - it's a dirty, dreary, incomprehensible thing ... Wait and see -
  8. kam4atka
    kam4atka 25 March 2016 06: 47
    +4
    It’s interesting. Asked for the outskirts? So to say they want the USH? A joke) too early.
  9. Good cat
    Good cat 25 March 2016 06: 51
    +6
    Do not expect good from these visits!
  10. tundra
    tundra 25 March 2016 06: 53
    +8
    Strange as that
    already all the rubber erased from the aircraft about our takeoffs.
    Russia is isolated, torn to shreds, gas station and so on.
    And they fly to negotiate with us, and not vice versa.
    Maybe they free up a plane here for free?
    I already wrote, judging by the dynamics of visits,
    Administration of our President
    will open a preliminary record, a few months in advance, for an appointment with Putin.
    1. ABAZA
      ABAZA 25 March 2016 07: 56
      +10
      so already opened! Kerry waited two weeks laughing
  11. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 March 2016 06: 55
    +7
    I came to probe Russia’s positions on a host of issues and an attempt to somehow crush it. At the same time, congratulate Sergey Viktorovich on his birthday (March 21). Judging by the reaction of Lavrov, so far, Kerry did not succeed either in the DPR, in Syria, or in Savchenka. Although, I knew everything from discussions on the phone
  12. samarin1969
    samarin1969 25 March 2016 06: 57
    .
    For a low rate of financial flows, the Kremlin hands over both the Donbass and Assad, and is humiliated before Kerry on the issue of the murderer of Russian citizens Savchenko ...
    And where is the end of this criminal abomination?
    1. VP
      VP 25 March 2016 07: 08
      +9
      Oga, Girkin’s presidency and the country will simply blossom in all directions. Do I understand you correctly?
      Anyone who prefers to negotiate first and not hit on the move on the liver is a wimp, all the guys in the yard know.
      1. guzik007
        guzik007 25 March 2016 09: 54
        +4
        Anyone who prefers to negotiate first and not beat on the move in the liver is a wimp
        -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------

        Yeah. Erdogan thought so too.
    2. B.T.V.
      B.T.V. 25 March 2016 07: 32
      +10
      Quote: samarin1969
      For a low rate of financial flows, the Kremlin hands over both the Donbass and Assad, and is humiliated before Kerry on the issue of the murderer of Russian citizens Savchenko ...


      The source of information, do not share, or is it the fruits of "clairvoyance" ?!
      1. VP
        VP 25 March 2016 07: 39
        +5
        In such cases, the sources do not cite, the statement itself is sufficient laughing
        1. B.T.V.
          B.T.V. 25 March 2016 07: 42
          +3
          Quote: VP
          In such cases, the sources do not cite, the statement itself is sufficient


          "Affirmations" calculated on: "what if they believe" ?!
          1. weksha50
            weksha50 25 March 2016 12: 17
            +4
            Quote: B.T.W.
            "Affirmations" calculated on: "what if they believe" ?!



            Well, the whole US State Department works on this principle!

            Why not try it here, in VO - what if it’s a ride ???

            "Donbass was poured" ... What kind of gumkonvoy went to him again, and how long did taxi drivers-bakers hold out against the regular army ???

            "We merge Assad" ... Have you noticed that recently the notorious unambiguous demand "Remove Assad" has disappeared from the claims and conditions put forward by Russia ???

            Savchenko ... This creature got a normal term ... And so far there have been no official statements about her exchange ...

            "Low rates on financial flows" - or rather, on loans ...
            Although I am opposed to the fact that the state helps "poor" bankers, I also do not see that it (the state) gets involved in their protection on the international field ... These are their problems ... Most Russian commercial banks are not the locomotives of the economy and industry, so it is not important to protect them ... And no one protects them at the state level ...
    3. ABAZA
      ABAZA 25 March 2016 08: 01
      +6
      Nobody is letting anyone down. Assad understands already independently. Donbass, under the guise of Russia, lives on. Now we’ll catch the American one at the counter-reception. Ukrov to Galicia, Ukraine into a single and indivisible Little Russia. Russian Little Russia for Russians and all their other friends and allies.
    4. Al1977
      Al1977 25 March 2016 10: 03
      +2
      Quote: samarin1969
      For a low rate of financial flows, the Kremlin hands over both the Donbass and Assad, and is humiliated before Kerry on the issue of the murderer of Russian citizens Savchenko ...
      And where is the end of this criminal abomination?

      What are you saying? !! The cunning Putin outplayed everyone. Do not you watch TV?
  13. pts-m
    pts-m 25 March 2016 06: 58
    +1
    This daiCary seems to be driving a tower from idleness, so he rummages around the world from boredom, especially for free. Probably collecting material for a future book entitled "How did you think about the peak situation in Syria"
  14. Holsten
    Holsten 25 March 2016 07: 00
    +4
    There is a desire to make a great statesman out of Obama.
    1. wervolf
      wervolf 25 March 2016 22: 50
      0
      And, maybe he came to agree on the topic: how would America.shoot out of shit with an unclogged ass ... and at the same time raise republics on some supposedly peacekeeping mission?
  15. Gardamir
    Gardamir 25 March 2016 07: 04
    -8
    Who is bowing to whom is the big question. By status, two presidents should meet. And if the president and the minister, then this is absolutely humiliating.
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 25 March 2016 07: 32
      +26
      Quote: Gardamir
      . And if the president and the minister, then this is absolutely humiliating.

      This is humiliating in your opinion, but in real politics this is normal.
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 25 March 2016 08: 02
        +1
        This is humiliating in your opinion, but in real politics this is normal.
        If you are correct. then why is the title of the article? To show a "successful" foreign policy again?
    2. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 25 March 2016 07: 34
      +8
      Quote: Gardamir
      Who is bowing to whom is the big question. By status, two presidents should meet. And if the president and the minister, then this is absolutely humiliating.

      Kerry is the second person in the state, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, this is according to his profile.
      The Americans practice a peculiar swing - an unfriendly step follows a favorable gesture towards Russia. Either this is a test of strength - maybe they will bend.
      Either different forces in the American establishment pull each blanket over themselves.
    3. AllXVahhaB
      AllXVahhaB 25 March 2016 09: 15
      +2
      Quote: Gardamir
      By status, two presidents should meet. And if the president and the minister, then this is absolutely humiliating.

      Yes there are ministers! When simple ambassadors of credentials present it, in general, below the baseboard! laughing
  16. nrex
    nrex 25 March 2016 07: 05
    +1
    On the news today at a briefing with Lavrov, Kerry looked like he had been lowered. There was not much enthusiasm in the eyes. "Not anything personal, we bend under the situation" Oh, these mattresses are double-sided!
  17. Olfred
    Olfred 25 March 2016 07: 10
    +1
    after all, Obama is leaving, and he needs to take stock of some results, pass on some kind of foreign policy to the successor
    go away and don’t come back! it would be something to transmit, turned his country into a laughing stock hi
  18. ps-1972
    ps-1972 25 March 2016 07: 13
    +1
    In turn, s..in children! In queue!!!
  19. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz 25 March 2016 07: 16
    +1
    Quote: vc 72019
    And why he pinned, did not understand

    What is incomprehensible here, the next intermediate negotiations, after the next stage of hostilities. Unfortunately, the fighting is very real with the victims. It looks like they will play giveaways and threaten in another field of action.
  20. midivan
    midivan 25 March 2016 07: 17
    +35
    and a week before bully
  21. Bayonet
    Bayonet 25 March 2016 07: 22
    +19
    "Bow to Putin?" - some kind of primitive perception of Kerry's visit. And if Lavrov went to Washington, would it be "Bow to Obama"? request
    1. ABAZA
      ABAZA 25 March 2016 08: 05
      +5
      The 1990s passed when we went to your side to bow. Now only at the reception. wink
      1. Bayonet
        Bayonet 25 March 2016 08: 09
        0
        Quote: ABAZA
        The 1990s passed when we went to your side to bow. Now only at the reception.

        And to us? smile
        1. ABAZA
          ABAZA 25 March 2016 12: 21
          0
          And now we bow to the Kremlin. fellow
  22. AID.S
    AID.S 25 March 2016 07: 22
    +4
    Before the negotiations
    1. AID.S
      AID.S 25 March 2016 07: 43
      0
      During the negotiations?
      1. AID.S
        AID.S 25 March 2016 07: 46
        +2
        And after the negotiations?
  23. Adik89
    Adik89 25 March 2016 07: 29
    0
    Kerry Merry As Zhirinovsky said yesterday on TV: - Send all three letters!
    1. Al1977
      Al1977 25 March 2016 13: 31
      -2
      Quote: Adik89
      Kerry Merry As Zhirinovsky said yesterday on TV: - Send all three letters!

      Ltd. God of diplomacy issued a verdict. In Kazakhstan, offer such a policy.
  24. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 25 March 2016 07: 32
    +5
    Voice of America focuses on the issue of terrorist attacks in Belgium, which John Kerry described as "an attack on the people of Belgium and the very heart of Europe."

    I wonder how the State Department and Kerry personally will sing if "September 11" is repeated in the very heart of the United States?
    For me, let European and overseas politicians go to the Kremlin (or Sochi) to Putin, to Rogozin, to Lavrov, even with absolutely useless visits. The main thing is that Russian leaders consistently pursue a foreign policy only and exclusively in the interests of their country (of course, taking into account the interests of those who are Russia's ally not in words but in deeds!).
    I have the honor.
  25. tajrov73
    tajrov73 25 March 2016 07: 33
    .
    No one came to the paclon to come to accept surrender in Ukraine and Syria, you guys, besides our media, are still reading something, you can blame me, it’s just not difficult for me to read both the Western media and the Asian media, that's all.
    1. B.T.V.
      B.T.V. 25 March 2016 07: 40
      +9
      Quote: tajrov73
      No one came to the paclon to come to accept surrender in Ukraine and Syria, you guys, besides our media, are still reading something, you can blame me, it’s just not difficult for me to read both the Western media and the Asian media, that's all.


      And the Western media are the most honest and unworthy media in the world ?!
    2. ABAZA
      ABAZA 25 March 2016 07: 49
      +6
      Well, reading is always easier than reading it right.
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 25 March 2016 09: 16
      +10
      Quote: tajrov73
      you guys except ours

      Excuse me, where do you see the kids here? And what is it? repeat And the guys read any press, even the most dishonest and most democratic Western. fellow
    4. Corsair
      Corsair 25 March 2016 09: 37
      +6
      laughing surrender over Syria? The Syrian army is driving the "moderates" out of the populated areas at full speed, and MI-28 and Ka-52 appeared on our base modestly, whose main job is to destroy enemy armored vehicles and manpower. Why's that?
      1. weksha50
        weksha50 25 March 2016 12: 23
        0
        Quote: Corsair
        so modestly appeared MI-28 and Ka-52 - whose main job is the destruction of enemy armored vehicles and manpower. Why did it happen?


        For what...

        So they drove the barmaleis in the daytime, and now they will not be allowed to sleep at night ...
    5. tolancop
      tolancop 25 March 2016 12: 20
      +3
      It is very good that you read all the media. Another would be to improve literacy in the Russian language: "paklon", "you can", "anything", "baby" ... I'm not talking about punctuation marks at all ...
  26. McLuha-MacLeod
    McLuha-MacLeod 25 March 2016 07: 33
    +1
    Yeah, they isolated us to such an extent that they cannot do without us. Just laughter parses
  27. fif21
    fif21 25 March 2016 07: 36
    +1
    Mattresses in their repertoire. Use Moscow for their own purposes. How they met a monkey in Cuba, I saw how they meet Kerry, I see too. The pro-American regime in Syria is not in Russia's interests, the Donbass as part of Ukraine is also not an option for Russia, and partners are crushing. Meatel poked fun at the State Department that he couldn’t scout Putin’s plans, so the boss came running, he’ll be told everything to his partner Lavrov and Putin, because according to the mattresses the Russians are bad, they believe in international law, fulfill the treaties, tell the truth, considering what strength is in it .... Naive Washington cowboys, a hole to you from a bagel and not Assad.
  28. ABAZA
    ABAZA 25 March 2016 07: 46
    +1
    "Kerry: Obama will lift sanctions against Russia after fulfilling the conditions of Minsk-2"

    Answer: Guys, could you put your complaints deeper into one intimate foul-smelling place ?!
  29. 72jora72
    72jora72 25 March 2016 08: 05
    +3
    Kerry and Obama believe: the next president of the United States will be Hillary Clinton. The White House is already preparing a suitable foundation for a democratic successor. In the end, the slogan "Assad must go" her copyright.
    Hillary has only one right ..... to play the "saxophone" (if, of course, someone gives it to her)
  30. Kenneth
    Kenneth 25 March 2016 08: 09
    +1
    Rather, Kerry came to really agree on our concessions in Syria and brought something in exchange. What, we will find out soon.
  31. Evgtan
    Evgtan 25 March 2016 08: 14
    +14
    Not a word about Crimea
  32. Hyppopotut
    Hyppopotut 25 March 2016 08: 39
    +2
    Kerry announced the lifting of sanctions - only after the implementation of Minsk 2, and the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea. So never!
    Q.E.D. And we are all playing "polities"! In my opinion, it's time to score on Minsk2, because it will never be completed and not at all through our fault ...
  33. tundra
    tundra 25 March 2016 08: 41
    +2
    AXA HA looked through all the comments here
    and mnus to them.
    To hell out of here the banderlog sits from the censor.
    They live by the principle of at least somewhere mos .. pit pit, well, at least the little things.
    Nature is apparently like that.
    Commenting themselves do not want to sit quietly like a mouse.
  34. tundra
    tundra 25 March 2016 08: 44
    +1
    I wonder why the word MOS .. Is it chopped?
    I'm proud that I MOS .. L and Wat .. NICK
    and I’m not jumping.
    1. B.T.V.
      B.T.V. 25 March 2016 13: 12
      0
      Quote: tundra
      I wonder why the word MOS .. Is it chopped?
      I'm proud that I MOS .. L and Wat .. NICK


      Not only this word is chopped, not so long ago I could write the word s.p.p.p.i.d.p. It’s good that I saw in time that only three letters were left of the whole word.
  35. Taygerus
    Taygerus 25 March 2016 08: 45
    +1
    The nearest foreign policy of Russia is designated and voiced all over the world by our President, I think it will not change much from Kerry’s visit hi
  36. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 25 March 2016 08: 47
    +5
    Americans are in a terrible impasse. On the one hand, they understand that the coming to power of Hillary Clinton will lead to very serious complications with Russia, many opportunities will be lost forever. And the United States may lose its leadership in the world. On the other hand, they cannot carry out their usual political castling: Republicans instead of Democrats. The Republicans have a terrible party crisis: the party elite against Trump is gaining strength. There are no solutions, either a complete renewal of the party, or at any cost to remove Trump.
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  38. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 25 March 2016 08: 52
    +1
    The United States comes to negotiations when they come across an insurmountable obstacle, which happened ...
    But it should be borne in mind that they conclude contracts only beneficial to themselves ...
  39. gregor6549
    gregor6549 25 March 2016 09: 11
    +6
    The United States is doing everything in its power to avoid a confrontation with Russia that could end with 3 World War and the death of everyone and everything. Therefore, both Obama and his envoy Kerry use every opportunity to avoid all this. And whoever goes to whom is already secondary, especially since Lavrov does not always sit in the Kremlin but travels around the world. Therefore, one does not need to suffer from attacks of great power and look at things more soberly. After all, you read many articles and comments on this site, so Americans have completely bouts of fear and indigestion at the mere mention of Russia. I carefully monitor the intake press and for the time being I have not found signs of such fear there. Yes, certain concerns are expressed but no more. Sometimes the threat emanating from certain types of Russian weapons is artificially inflated, but this is understandable. The ripples from the US military-industrial complex need new billions, and how to get them out without intimidating voters and Congress. So they try, scare. But it was always after the war. By the way, the guys from our defense industry are also scaring us. What to do? Everyone wants to live beautifully and eat tasty.
    1. strannik595
      strannik595 25 March 2016 09: 34
      0
      The US is doing its best to avoid confrontation with Russia
      ....... that's why they climb into Ukraine (the Black Sea Fleet base in the Crimea), Syria (where Russia’s only foreign base is located in Tartus), trained the Georgian military and invaded our peacekeepers (about 60 died) ..... ..... everywhere and always after the Second World War, Americans oppose Russia, but when they get it on the nose (as in Vietnam) they rush to negotiate ......... here it is
    2. 72jora72
      72jora72 25 March 2016 10: 41
      +1
      The United States is doing everything in its power to avoid a confrontation with Russia that could end with World War 3 and the death of everyone and everything.
      Are you really sure about this ?? The American top politicians and the military leadership are trying to aggravate with Moscow, for the neoconical doctrine of a preemptive strike on the enemy (Russia, China), after which the enemy will no longer be able to respond and cause irreparable damage, is more and more finding supporters on west. The loss of self-preservation has destroyed more than one empire ......
      1. gregor6549
        gregor6549 26 March 2016 09: 08
        +1
        Yes, I really think so. And your conviction that America seeks to exacerbate with Russia is still unfounded. On the contrary, America is trying (at least for now) to smooth out as much as possible (but without "losing face") all the sharp corners that arise from time to time in relations between the two countries. Yes, America is trying to use all opportunities (diplomatic, technological, production, etc.) so that in the event of an armed conflict with Russia (and not only with it), to inflict the maximum possible damage on it while minimizing its damage. But this does not mean that the war with Russia is among its priority tasks. Here it is appropriate to recall I.V. Stalin who, on warnings about the possibility of a German attack on the USSR in June 41, asked one question "Why does Germany need this" And this question was based on a deep knowledge of the political situation in which Germany was already head over heels in a war with the leading countries, the possibilities of Germany and the USSR at that time (and the capabilities of the USSR were an order of magnitude higher than the capabilities of Germany and many other factors. Now it is appropriate to ask the same question. Why should America fight with Russia? After all, there are also smart people there who understood and understand that such a war will not have winners and with any preemptive strike, they will receive a retaliatory strike of such force that there will be no one to assess its consequences.In the USSR, after all, a preventive (preemptive strike) was also considered as the main option for waging a war since the time of Khalkhin Gol. But many years later, it came to the leadership of the USSR that such a blow will not give any special advantages, because the enemy will always have time to respond so that the winners are among those who exchange blows with it won't. Therefore, Brezhnev and his associates were forced to take certain measures to limit the arms race and to talk with America not from a position of strength. Now it seems that this has already been forgotten, and many sofa strategists are trying to draw in their fevered imagination how they will throw n ... owls with rabbit hats of medium fluffiness with the separating heads of these strategists. But the trick is not only that America does not need a war with Russia. The entire ruling and business elite of Russia does not need it either. What is it like? Bombing their own kids at Harvard and demolishing their own mansions in London? It was I. Stalin who set the great goal of the victory of socialism in the time of peace, but these people did not have such a goal and it is unlikely that it will appear. So why are we bending our fingers and trying to convince someone that we ourselves do not believe?
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    4. saturn.mmm
      saturn.mmm 26 March 2016 12: 29
      0
      Quote: gregor6549
      The United States is doing everything in its power to avoid a confrontation with Russia that could end with World War 3 and the death of everyone and everything.

      Are you serious?
  40. karakuin
    karakuin 25 March 2016 09: 12
    +1
    They have a gentle foundation shaking. Here Kerya with a beard in the wind rushed to relax on guitar Lavrov. Well, at least to cajole, otherwise you can’t figure out where to drive a tank with a purely American name ABRAMs. Dumb psaking fails. NE DISEASES.
  41. Bashibuzuk
    Bashibuzuk 25 March 2016 09: 22
    +7
    No guys, I don't like this visit.
    I recall how Clinton Gil came in - here we have the Yellowstone volcano bursting (Yellowstone), where are we going to live?
    We prepared Ukraine for this purpose, how many people have already been transferred there. And then .... Russia withdrew troops from Syria and scared APU to diarrhea.
    Where do we poor Americans go.
    ...
    Fear Danians bringing gifts!
    How many years ago it was said.
    "American aid" - we are very familiar with such aid. Very.
    I’ll even say more - when we did not receive "American assistance", but quite so coldly, they fought ... then the situation was much more predictable and stable.
    Even Soyuz-Apollo implemented projects. Cigarettes were released.
    ...
    So it turns out, on mutual fear, and life was more stable.
    ...
    And all this amusement, who said what, how our President made fun of Kerry, and encouraged Obama - all this is empty.
    I hate the word "serious".
    As soon as I hear the expression - a serious problem, a serious solution, seriously then ... this ... I think, Amban. Another nonsense.
    All seriousness always translates into only one thing - someone will get the extra PRIZE, and the performers will lose the last.
    So here.
    ...
    I do not believe Kerry.
    I do not believe the State Department.
    Pathological liars are not capable of telling the truth.
    1. Al1977
      Al1977 25 March 2016 16: 02
      0
      Quote: Bashibuzuk
      No guys, I don't like this visit.

      Lavrov forgot to ask you whom to meet. It's up to you to come up with an explanation for this. And like your wife do not like about her cabbage soup tell.
    2. Al1977
      Al1977 25 March 2016 16: 02
      0
      Quote: Bashibuzuk
      No guys, I don't like this visit.

      Lavrov forgot to ask you whom to meet. It's up to you to come up with an explanation for this. And like your wife do not like about her cabbage soup tell.
      1. Bashibuzuk
        Bashibuzuk 25 March 2016 18: 51
        0
        What chains broke, AI1977?
        Ali and his wife broke off?
        ...
        Well Duc ... save your wit in other situations
  42. Million
    Million 25 March 2016 09: 37
    +2
    Some kind of trades are going on, only either there are no results yet, or they don’t tell us about them yet
  43. guzik007
    guzik007 25 March 2016 09: 48
    +4
    Enchanting! Just from an adjacent branch:
    ------------------------------------------
    Reviewer of the magazine “PRB” Alexander Mikheichev:

    “It's just a holiday of some kind and the highest level of trolling. But Russia and its president can afford it. Now I hope, and more.

    Putin began his conversation with a mockery of Kerry and immediately set the tone for the whole conversation - a very frivolous tone:

    “Today, when I saw you getting off the plane and carrying your things, I was a little upset. On the one hand, it is very democratic, on the other hand, I think that the affairs in the USA are apparently very bad, there is no one to help the Secretary of State carry the suitcase. But everything seems to be fine in the economy, there are no large reductions. Then I thought: maybe there was something in this case that you could not trust anyone, something valuable - apparently, you brought money to bargain better on key issues. ”

    Sitting next to Kerry, Nuland smiled wryly and wondered if her cookies would go bad in this suitcase.
  44. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 25 March 2016 10: 06
    +2
    I think about Savchenko did not forget to talk with Nuland. Get ready for the fact that it will be exchanged for our guys.
    And Kerry in Syria is clean to talk. In a suitcase are documents that the United States did not trust in diplomatic mail.

  45. VB
    VB 25 March 2016 10: 52
    0
    Kerry came to talk about nothing. On the outskirts, Russia is not a party to the conflict, Kiev is not doing anything and will not be doing it. Russia cannot influence Banderstadt with anything but the Invincible and the Legendary. This is not the time, according to the guarantor. We are waiting, sir. Syria is our actions, not their business. I do not understand why the guarantor met with him, except perhaps to surrender our position. And the best foreign minister is always wandering around the world, meeting everyone. I have a question, let them name at least one of our real ally, whom Russia has. No one. Some fellow travelers who betray if that. The result of the activity of laurel is zero and minus.
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 25 March 2016 12: 42
      0
      Quote: VB
      My question is, let them name at least one of our real ally, whom Russia has. No one. Some fellow travelers who betray if that. The result of the activity of laurel is zero and minus.


      Um ... It's hard to disagree with the first ...

      But it’s hard to agree with the latter ...

      Here is a list of Russian minindels:
      - Andrey Vladimirovich Kozyrev - from October 1990 to January 1996
      - Evgeni Maksimovich Primakov - from January 1996 to September 1998
      - Igor Sergeevich Ivanov - from September 1998 to March 2004
      - Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov - since March 9, 2004

      Which of them did not lose, but acquired loyal friends and allies for Russia ??? Who deserved YOUR positive assessment ???

      Friends and allies of the USSR-Russia lost before them ...

      Primakov should not have been blasphemed, however, even in his time there were only negatives for the country ...

      Yes, it was just time ... But Lavrov is now trying to at least do something, and evaluate his activity as zero, and even more so as negative, probably it would not be worth it ...
      1. Bashibuzuk
        Bashibuzuk 25 March 2016 12: 54
        +3
        I agree that Lavrov’s activity is not zero.
        And not negative.
        I note, in addition, that she also does not pull on the positive - judging by the number of publications that are devoted to this activity.
        Lavrov was there, Lavrov obmateril one, showed the fact to another, tomorrow he will go there, meet with Kerry ...
        Yes, this Kerry, they do not part in my opinion.
        I think that in Votsapp, letters are constantly written to each other - well, kirya. will we breed another thread? But what about, of course, corefan ...
        ...
        Is it not noticeable that the whole emphasis of the press is on HOW Lavrov behaves.
        Cool leads, almost on ... sends everyone.
        And a day later, the foreign press reports O-
        -extending sanctions against Russia,
        Strengthening sanctions against Russia and its citizens,
        - about another scandal ... with doping, with banks, with airplanes, ships, etc. etc.
        ..
        And where are the strong, friendly hugs with Kerey? But what about the results of hugs?
        ...
        About those about which you wrote above, so much is not balaboliya.
        Primakov only took and deployed the plane during an OFFICIAL visit.
        ...
        And here Kerya will say tomorrow that the States are imposing additional sanctions on Russia, for Savchenko and for what else (that they got our officer in Syria, for example) .....-
        and where will Lavrov be after that?
        On a horse? Like Gaft in The Wizards, huh?
      2. VB
        VB 25 March 2016 17: 28
        0
        Primakov in Limassol still has apartments in the former Arsenoy complex. One hundred meters from the sea, first line. The price for them is six figures. What kind of shishi was bought, can you tell me? However, Primakov was much more preferable of all, only the apartments ...
  46. Cucumbers
    Cucumbers 25 March 2016 10: 54
    0
    Do not wash like this by skating. The mantra "Assad must go". A snake charmer just the same. And what were we fighting for then? He probably doesn't know what "Spanish Collar" is - a guitarist. Normalization of relations, and the sanctions were extended for a year.
  47. iouris
    iouris 25 March 2016 10: 59
    +1
    To say that Kerry came to "bow", and even with some gifts ("beware of the Danes who bring gifts"), most likely, is an attempt to pass off wishful thinking. In addition, Nuland was at the negotiating table - Hillary Clinton's strong confidant, 50% of the future president of the United States.
    Little is known about the essence of the negotiations. But it is clear that both sides are maneuvering. This in itself is significant progress, given that even six months ago, Obama's position was unyielding, and at the beginning of the Obama era, Tu-160s flew to Venezuela, which was seen as support for the US Republican Party. There was also a great personal enmity between Obama and Putin. It is all the more interesting that both Lavrov and Putin, in the most relevant (initial) part of their speeches for the public, emphasized the importance of partnership and the role of Comrade V. Obama B.H. in this whole story. It's like "softening up". Perhaps Obama, with the help of Kerry, on the eve of his departure to another political world, is heavily bargaining for an increase in his role and stake in the historical process. For her part, Kerry is seen playing a similar game too. It must be understood that the States can afford to play for a long time, we cannot, because "while the fat one dries, the thin one dies." And only if Assad manages to achieve serious success in the war with ISIS (a group banned in the Russian Federation) in the near future, then this will mean a transition to a new quality in the situation. This is what should be feared most in Washington.
  48. koshmarik
    koshmarik 25 March 2016 11: 22
    +3
    Apparently, on the cardinal issues no progress is visible. Moreover, even the groundwork for positive shifts in relations between Russia and the United States is not visible. Was it worth it to fly to Moscow, and even drag a guitar with you?
  49. weksha50
    weksha50 25 March 2016 11: 35
    0
    "Probably, following the meeting of Putin and Kerry, the Russian-American dialogue on Ukraine will be activated"...

    Hmm ... Probably ... Especially in light of recent events ... Today's news:

    "They ran in Kiev: Kharkov and Kherson are preparing to repeat the Crimean scenarioй
    Shock in Kiev: Kharkov and Kherson will be next after Crimea
    In the Kharkov and Kherson region, the likelihood of a repeat of the Crimean scenario is high. This was announced on air of the ATR television channel by People’s Deputy of Ukraine Victoria Syumar.
    According to her, the population of these regions, as once the population of Crimea, does not believe Ukrainian propaganda.
    “We have a critical situation in the Kharkiv region. There are Russian television channels, a border zone and this is, indeed, a matter of national security. Kherson, the same thing, they process the population there. There may happen a situation that happened in the Crimea. The population believed Russian propaganda more than the state of Ukraine, ”said Sumar.
    Source: http://politklubok.ru/blog/43866745896/V-Kieve-zabegali:-Harkov-i-Herson-gotovya
    tsya-povtorit-Kryimskiy? utm_campaign = transit & utm_source = main & utm_medium = page_0 & d
    omain = mirtesen.ru & paid = 1 & pad = 1
  50. afrikanez
    afrikanez 25 March 2016 12: 29
    +2
    It. what happens, Kerry arrived in Moscow as a "spy" to find out our further actions. Well, how did you know "Kerrushka"? lol