After visiting Moscow with the announcement of the US withdrawal from the arms reduction treaties with Russia, President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton came with a new round of threats and accusations against Russia.
In an interview with Reuters in Georgia’s Tbilisi, Bolton once again accused Russia of interfering in US elections, and claimed that it should get out of Crimea and Donbass.
“It will be helpful if they [the Russians] stop interfering in our election … get out of Crimea and the Donbass in Ukraine … stop using illegal chemical weapons to conduct assassination attempts against Russian exiles in the West, and if they would be less intrusive in the Middle East,” Bolton said.
Bolton’s remarks, which include both unfoncrirmed speculations (like assasinations and interfering in US elections) and demands to Russia to abandon its national foreign polciy in key regions, show that the US does not understand or does not want to understand the key motivations behind Moscow’s actions. In the current complicated international situation, this hostile behaviour is openly leading for a further escalation between the US and Russia.