U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Fiona Hill gave head of state-elect Joe Biden advice about Russia. The New York Times quoted the former director of the National Security Council (NSC) of the White House on Russia.
According to her, Biden should not adopt the dismissive approach of the 44th U.S. leader Barack Obama to Russia. The expert noted that the world has changed greatly, and the new president would have to “think differently. Hill stressed that many of the key challenges facing Biden will require cooperation with Russian authorities. In areas such as restoring arms control, combating climate change and dealing with a new pandemic coronavirus, for example, the Biden administration will need to “find a way to do it,” despite its differences.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova predicted the relationship between Russia and the United States after Joe Biden comes to power. According to Zakharova, the change of power in the United States will not bring cardinal changes in the relationship between the two countries.
On December 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated US Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden on his victory in the presidential election. In his telegram, the Russian leader wished the president-elect every success and expressed confidence that Russia and the U.S. “can, despite their differences, really help solve the many problems and challenges the world is facing now.
Biden won the electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. He received 302 votes out of the 270 needed to win. The Democrat called the electoral college’s decision a clear victory over incumbent Donald Trump.