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 "They are at bottom, it's hard to make them worse," - Peskov on US-Russia relations

Moscow is set to restore dialogue with the U.S.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to CNN, Moscow is ready to build good, mutually beneficial and equal relations with the United States and counts on Washington's reciprocity.

The term "reset" has embarrassed itself, according to the Russian side.

"I'd like to remind you of President Putin's words - numerous times he has talked about his wish to build good, mutually beneficial relations based on mutual respect and equality. The President always said he expected a reciprocity from Washington," Peskov told journalists, recalling that the Russia-U.S. relations were far from perfect.

"Now we know that our bilateral relations are at the bottom so it's hard to make them worse, but we certainly hope for resuming a dialogue and we'll start a difficult and slow process of bringing the relations back to a constructive course," the Kremlin's spokesman said.

He added that Russia "can only agree" with Trump's comments that a new format of bilateral relations would not necessarily be a reset.

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"As for a reset, we can only agree with the president-elect because this word has embarrassed itself as the consequences of that reset are not the ones we'd like to see. The term doesn't matter. It's about a will and showing the readiness for normalizing the relations," Peskov said.
 
 
 
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