SPUTNIKNEWS – April 12, 2017: Russia’s trust in Washington has eroded rather than improved, especially at the military level, with Donald Trump at the helm of the United States, Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
“It is possible to say that [Russia’s] level of trust [in the US] at the working level, especially at the military level, hasn’t become better; it has, in fact, eroded,” Putin told the Channel Mir-TV.
Moscow-Washington relations have been marred by a US missile attack on Syria.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on April 5 that the airstrike near Khan Shaykhun by the Syrian air force hit a terrorist warehouse that stored chemical weapons slated for delivery to Iraq, and called on the UN Security Council to launch a proper investigation into the incident.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on April 6 that groundless accusations in the chemical weapons incident in Syria’s Idlib were unacceptable before the investigation into the matter had been carried out while Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday criticized the US missile attack as a violation of the international law. Link: Read Complete Article