Biden’s Advisor Foretold Difficult Relations with Russia

Biden's Advisor Foretold Difficult Relations with Russia

The new US administration’s relations with Russia will be complicated and will require a lot of efforts from Washington. That’s the prediction made by Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the U.S. President, at an American Institute of Peace event. The event was broadcast on the organization’s official YouTube channel.

He said new U.S. President Joe Biden has chosen a cold-blooded, firm and practical approach in dealing with Moscow. “It won’t be easy and it will take effort because Russia is a threat in so many ways,” Sullivan predicted.

Biden and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had a telephone conversation on Jan. 26. During the conversation, Putin said that normalizing relations between Russia and the United States would be in the interests of both countries.

Earlier, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said that Moscow was hoping for a new chapter in relations with Washington in connection with Joe Biden’s accession to the presidency. According to the ambassador, the Russian side has a specific program for the development of relations with the United States.