Russia-US Relations ‘Maybe Even Worse’ Than Cold War: Kremlin Spokesman

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- The relationship between the US and Russia may be more antagonistic now than it was during the decades-long Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top spokesman said Friday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that the allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 USA presidential election are “fake news” and “slander”.

“New Cold War? Well, maybe even worse. But we hope for the best and we are ready for the best”, the Russian official added.

Obama in late December announced “a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of US officials and cyberoperations aimed at the USA election”.

When asked by Stephanopoulos if the U.S. and Russian Federation had entered a new Cold war, Peskov replied: “New Cold War?”

“Is it friendly? I’m afraid no”, Peskov said of the actions.

“So, of course, it was a very significant damage for our bilateral relations organized as a farewell parting by the then-administration in Washington”.

And in January, days before Trump took office, the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Putin had ordered an “influence campaign” aimed at hurting Trump’s rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.

Peskov said Putin preferred Trump in the 2016 election simply because he seemed “empathetic” towards Russian Federation, and that he expressed interest in getting along with the Kremlin.

The House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting a probe of Russian election meddling, as well as Trump and his aides’ alleged ties to Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump’s approaches to worldwide relations are very similar, Peskov told ABC News in an interview.

The US government publicly announced in October that it was “confident” Russian Federation orchestrated the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other political organizations of the Democratic Party in the lead-up to the election.

Source: Normangee Star