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The Russian Government doubts that the cessation of Bolton will mean an improvement in relations with the United States.

September 11, 2019


Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabokv has questioned whether the cessation of security by US National Security Adviser John Bolton will translate into an improvement in bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington, according to the agency of Russian news Sputnik.

To the question of whether the dismissal of a politician considered as a hawk generates some expectations in Moscow, Riabkov has responded to the press that “there are not and cannot be.” “Our position remains the same as always: we judge the facts, not the statements, or the intentions,” he said.

Riabkov has refused to assess the cessation of Bolton, on the grounds that it is “an internal matter of the United States.” In addition, he recalled that “repeatedly” Russia has observed that “some or other changes in the composition of the United States Government do not lead to an improvement or normalization of relations [with Russia], contrary to statements that make high charges of that administration. ”

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced on September 10 from his official Twitter social account that he has requested the resignation of Bolton as a National Security advisor and that he has appointed Charlie Kupperman as interim relay.

President Trump pointed out his divergences with Bolton's advice on various National Security issues. Bolton later told on Twitter that he himself had submitted his resignation and that Trump agreed to address his resignation the next day.