Washington wants to establish and maintain an open dialogue with Moscow on strategic stability and arms control. This was announced on April 27 by State Department spokesman Ned Price.
Also, the State Department noted that they expect problems in relations with Russia and are ready for this. At the same time, Price noted that Washington’s goal is to make relations with Moscow predictable and stable.
“We want to establish and maintain an open dialogue with the Russian Federation on a number of issues related to strategic stability, including discussions on arms control in the development of the extension of the START treaty. We plan to have more detailed information on this topic in the coming months, ”Price said in a conversation with RIA Novosti.
Earlier that day, it was reported that Moscow offered Washington a dialogue on strategic stability in line with the statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin during his address to the Federal Assembly.
Also on Tuesday, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov criticized an earlier statement by White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who said Washington is seeking to reduce tensions with Moscow. He ironically recalled the imposed sanctions, which, according to him, are clearly not a demonstration of the peace-loving attitude of the States.
On April 26, a spokeswoman for Psaki said that the United States does not view sanctions as the only tool in building relations with Russia, but is seeking to reduce tensions between the two countries.
On April 21, during the announcement to the Federal Assembly, Putin announced that Russia would react to external pressure. At the same time, according to him, the country behaves modestly and often simply ignores not only unfriendly actions, but also outright rudeness from other countries.
On April 19, the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov warned that if Washington continues the policy of sanctions pressure on Moscow, Russia will respond to US restrictions on the basis of the principle of reciprocity.