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 McCain warns Trump's administration against reverence for Putin

U.S. Senator, Chairman of the Committee on Armed Forces of the United States Senate John McCain has urged the new American leadership not to trust Putin's statements on the improvement of relations and not to become an accomplice in his criminal intervention.

He said in an official statement released on Tuesday, Censor.NET reports.

"Vladimir Putin has rejoined Bashar Assad in his barbaric war against the Syrian people with the resumption of large-scale Russian air and missile strikes in Idlib and Homs. Another brutal assault on the city of Aleppo could soon follow," he stressed.

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With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladimir Putin has said in recent days that he wants to improve relations with the United States.

"We should place as much faith in such statements as any other made by a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America's allies, and attempted to undermine America's elections," he said.

The Obama administration's last attempt at resetting relations with Russia culminated in Putin's invasion of Ukraine and military intervention in the Middle East. At the very least, the price of another "reset" would be complicity in Putin and Assad's butchery of the Syrian people.

"That is an unacceptable price for a great nation. When America has been at its greatest, it is when we have stood on the side those fighting tyranny. That is where we must stand again," McCain concluded.

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