Washington has long crossed all red lines drawn by Moscow, Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
“They [the Americans] have long crossed all these red lines,” he said in response to a question.
In this regard, the Russian envoy pointed to the Nord Stream incident. “I strongly believe that it’s not an individual or a group that is behind this act of sabotage but a government, which has technological capabilities and specially trained people,” Antonov stressed.
Russian-American relations are in an extremely bad shape. […] Nevertheless, I am firmly convinced that Russia and the US are doomed to at least talk about problems of strategic stability,” the envoy said.
Meanwhile, the envoy noted that Washington’s rhetoric towards Russia hasn’t changed.
“I have to admit that no changes happened in rhetoric of the White House, the Department of State and, most importantly, the Pentagon. There is still only one goal: to pressure Russia, to impose new sanctions, to demolish Russia,” the diplomat said.
When asked which party Russia would like to see as the winner of the US elections, Antonov said the elections are a US internal affair.
“It’s up to the Americans who they choose. <…> We will try to build pragmatic, equitable relations with any people who will be in the White House, the Capitol and the State Department,” he said.
The countries (USA and Russia), despite the difficulties, are not yet(!) on the verge of a nuclear conflict”.