The New York Times reports that Fiona Hill, former senior director of the National Security Council at the White House, advised President-elect Joe Biden not to make the same mistakes as President Barack Obama and to reconsider his position on Russia.
She recalled that Obama had been dismissive of Russia, calling it a regional power. The administration of the 44th head of the White House was unwilling to pay much attention to this country.
“But the world has changed. Biden can’t become a second version of Obama – they’re going to have to think differently,” Hill pointed out.
She said Biden would have to engage with Moscow on issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, arms control, and climate change. Hill said it would be impossible to contain the Kremlin’s ambitions and work with it on international issues at the same time.
To recap, the presidential election in the United States took place on November 3. On December 15, the electoral college voted to confirm Democrat Biden’s victory over Republican Trump. On the eve, Russian leader Vladimir Putin congratulated Biden on his victory in the election.