Moscow warns: Relations with the USA can be terminated at any moment

The main cause of the deep crisis between the countries is the world view of the American political elite that took over the "reins of power" in the 1990s and 2000s, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims

by Sededin Dedovic
Moscow warns: Relations with the USA can be terminated at any moment
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Russian-American relations are teetering on the edge of rupture, a precarious situation attributed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia to Washington's actions. In an official announcement commemorating the 90th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Russia and the USA, the Ministry underscored the profound crisis gripping the bilateral ties, laying blame squarely on Washington's doorstep.

The Ministry contends that a seismic shift in global geopolitics, marked by Washington's obsessive pursuit of global containment against Moscow and Beijing, lies at the heart of the deteriorating relations. This global containment strategy, aimed at nations diverging from the Western-imposed world order, has pushed the relationship between Russia and the USA to a breaking point, according to the announcement.

The focal point of the tension, as per the Russian Ministry, is Washington's unabated Russophobia, a sentiment that has intensified to the extent that diplomatic relations are at constant risk of rupture. The Ministry emphasizes that Russia is not the instigator of this crisis; rather, it attributes the perilous state of affairs to the irresponsible actions of the United States.

The doctrinally set objective of inflicting a "strategic defeat" on Moscow, as outlined by the US, is singled out as a particularly alarming factor that could have catastrophic consequences. The Russian Ministry places the blame for the deep crisis on the world view of the American political elite that assumed power in the 1990s and 2000s.

Additionally, it criticizes the current inability of American politicians and experts to accurately assess the developments in Russia post-1991. The Ministry decries the futile and absurd focus of certain American circles on "regime change" and fomenting unrest in Russia, backed by substantial financial investments.

Despite the prevailing discord, the Ministry points to a historical positive precedent in the bilateral relationship. It recalls a time when cooperation was built on principles of respect and mutual appreciation of interests.

Citing the agreement on the restoration of diplomatic relations from 1933, the Ministry argues that these principles remain relevant, even in the face of the unprecedented challenges of the present day.

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