On Tuesday, may 14, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Sochi. After two meetings, the parties stated that the talks were “effective,” although on various issues both sides remain divided. Syria, Iran, Ukraine, North Korea, said after meetings with politicians to journalists, Moscow and Washington intend to continue the dialogue, despite the different approaches to the problem. No concrete solutions to the journalists was not made public. Then what is the purpose of the visit the head of American diplomacy in Russia? Commented political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin.
Dmitry Oreshkin: the first Paragraph. There’s at least one obvious common point that unites the interests of Vladimir Putin and Mr. trump. This item is called – Russia’s intervention in the electoral process in the United States. Putin is interested in the fact that this intervention was not, did not exist, and moreover, the President of the United States. And I think this was one of the most important moments that contributed to the meeting. Because the meeting clearly obviously preparatory, because Mr. Pompeo is not the level of man to make any decisions with Putin. He can only as a Sherpa to prepare the meeting of the presidents, but to agree on something is unlikely, because Putin is very strict for this kind of sign of respect. And something seriously to speak or sign, he can only equal him by a man called the President of the United States. But not Pompeo.
In this case himself, Mr. Pompeo said, it is clear that there are topics where we acknowledge differences, and we won’t dwell. Among them, obviously, Crimea (“we will never recognize the annexation of Crimea”) in Ukraine. But since they were all clear, we leave them aside. Sounds like his saying.
But Mr Putin with forward spoke about the Russian intervention in the elections. And then lied, saying that the report objectively Mueller said that the Russian intervention in the American elections was not, and then he said it was all nonsense. Which is not the case, because in the report of Muller just said that the intervention was, but failed to prove that there was collusion with trump. Perhaps it was not, he might have been, but the impact on elections from prigoginei the public by Assange, who enjoyed the support of Russia undoubtedly was, it is documented recognized.
RFI : And Pompeo had in this case to remain silent.
Well, he can’t deny the President! This is generally not the genre. Everyone says what he wants and does not comment on statements of the other party.
And even at a press conference with journalists Pompeo did not dwell on this question, just a warning that in 2020 Russia’s interference in the American elections will not.
If Pompeo began to expose Putin, he would, pardon the expression, an idiot, because that would be against the interests of his boss.
As for the other issues, where there may be some compromises, of course, certainly, felt the DPRK, because there are trump again got in trouble when he said that he had achieved something by Kim Jong UN, but in reality, achieved nothing. That, in General, is almost identical to the trajectory of Vladimir Putin in the beginning of his reign, when he first went to North Korea, where he was then head of the Korea promised to stop its nuclear research. After that, he (Kim Jong Il) with a great noise, came to Russia on his armored train. And then she came home and said that he and Mr Putin joked. And Vladimir Vladimirovich joke taken seriously. So a nuclear program continues, and Putin looked like a complete idiot and, of course, remember this.
Now that’s the kind of tramp, because he’s up to something, something promised, and in response received a new trial. And Trump, of course, need the support of Russia, because the only way you can affect this kind of people is suffocating sanctions. And they don’t work because the diesel fuel he gets from Vladivostok, or any other resources it receives from China. But if there are starving around 10 million people, the socialist regime that is no reason to be upset. (…)
It is clear that Trump need some kind of an agreement and about Iran. But all these issues can only be resolved at a personal meeting of the two presidents. The agenda indicated. Probably marked the limits of the concessions that the two sides can go to none of them looked like losers before the meeting. For example, if trump will meet with Putin just like that, without any symbolic move by Putin, it will look as if it’s the policy of sanctions is lost. (…) So, Putin needs to make a symbolic step towards and something to show that trump did not look weak. His rating was creeping down after all the investigations, and he needs some kind of victory. May be, for example, Putin will take, release of the Ukrainian seamen. This can be represented as a humane act, and so on.
I think that just such technical stuff were discussed at the meeting, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Lavrov, and Putin too, and not something fatal. Because it is not the rank to make decisions. (…)
And the meeting, trump and Putin, what do you think, can be held on the sidelines of the summit of “Big twenty”, or some separate meeting?
I think that a separate meeting – it will be too much. For Putin it will be some damage to the part of the elites who support him for isolationism, turn to the West armored ass, for a return to the Soviet Union and so on. Specifically to organize a summit with the Americans he did not have, and suspects that he, Khrushchev. Similarly, and Pompeo. So they (the presidents of the United States and Russia – ed.) a profitable meeting on the sidelines of the summit (G-20 – ed.). And probably why so quickly, in such a working regime Pompeo and flew (in Sochi – ed.)
I think this has been thought through and that, and on the other side. And it does not have a full summit. To do this, two males-dominant, you just have to see, to look each other in the eye, wink and say, “Oh, but it is not”.
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