The Russian foreign Ministry was in contact with members of the team elected President of the USA of Donald trump during the election campaign and will continue this work after the election, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, reports “Interfax”.
“Contacts” — said Ryabkov in an interview with Interfax, responding to a question. According to him, “these are the working moments”, and the sequence of actions of the Agency will depend on what issues are standing in front of him in the future.
“It is understandable that people, who are called members in his entourage, we are mostly known. It is the people who in the US has always been on the mind, which occupied a very responsible position. Not to say that all, but a number of them maintained contacts with Russian officials”, — said the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry.
Ryabkov said that to talk about how to build interaction with the future administration of the trump, is premature, and “there is no euphoria,” the Agency does not feel, because they have both positive and negative experience of cooperation with the United States.
“I must say that the positions that were presented by the representatives of trump’s campaign and his allies against Russia, is quite tough. And we saw no reason to depart from its assessment that in the USA at the stage of pre-election struggle there was, in fact, a bipartisan consensus on anti-Russian basis,” — said Ryabkov.
During the election campaign of Hillary Clinton, who was a candidate in US presidents from democratic party, has repeatedly accused the trump that he has “ties with Russia”. A week before the election, she urged his opponent “to reveal all their relations and ties with the Kremlin and its allies.” During the last debate in late October, she called trump a “puppet” of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
In Moscow any involvement in opportunities to influence the outcome of elections denied. Putin in late October called “complete nonsense and nonsense” claims that trump can be seen as the Russian favorite in this race. Putin suggested that trump represents the interests of ordinary people, “that part of society who is tired of the elites in power”.