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Moscow implies to improving Russia-US ties

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Moscow is ready to take steps to break the impasse in relations between Russia and the United States, considering President Donald Trump’s willingness to forge a normal dialogue, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

“We are ready to cover our part of the way to drive the mutual ties from the impasse,” Lavrov said in an interview with Germany’s DPA news agency published on his ministry’s website on Thursday. Lavrov added, however that the situation between the two governments kept worsening due to Washington actions, as well as the anti-Russia sentiment in the US.

“We are taking seriously statements by Trump on willingness to set up normal dialogue between our countries,” Lavrov said. “If some positive impulses at all come from the US leader, they are being fully offset by soaring Russophobia in the US establishment, which sees our country as a threat to the US political supremacy.”