The administration of US President Joe Biden to relations with Russia will differ from the approaches of his predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, said on Wednesday, the press secretary of the American leader Jen Psaki.
“I can say that the approaches of our administration to relations with Russia will be different from those of the previous administration. The president outlined this in an interview he gave last night,” Psaki said during the daily briefing. Thus, she commented on the information that appeared earlier about the invitation of the Russian Ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, for consultations in Moscow.
According to her, Washington intends to behave “straightforwardly and directly in those issues that cause concern to the United States.”
At the same time, Psaki pointed out that Russia and the United States have areas for cooperation.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Russian Ambassador to the United States Antonov was invited to Moscow for consultations to analyze what to do and where to move in the context of relations with the United States. At the same time, the ministry stressed that it is interested in preventing the irreversible degradation of relations with Washington, and most importantly – “to determine what ways can be to correct the Russian-American relations that are in a difficult state, which Washington has led in recent years, in fact, to a dead end.”
On Wednesday, the US Department of Commerce said that the agency intends to expand export restrictions against Russia because of the situation with Alexei Navalny. It is noted that the new trade restrictions will come into force on March 18.