According to the Bild newspaper, a plan of normalizing relations with Russia will be devised by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for US president-elect Donald Trump.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will devise a plan of normalizing relations with Russia for US president-elect Donald Trump, the German Bild newspaper reported on Monday.
As the newspaper noted, the 93-year-old diplomat, who repeatedly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, believes that reconciliation with Russia is a right step against the background of the China’s gain. According to him, the balance between the US and Russia would contribute to the strengthening of global stability.
Bild claims, citing an analysis of Western intelligence agencies, based on information received from Trump’s team, that the US president-elect intends to lift the sanctions against Russia on an advice of Kissinger. In addition, the former Secretary of State is allegedly going to recommend that Trump recognizes Moscow’s right for a sphere of influence in Ukraine, as well as in Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan.
It is supposed that a plan of political and economic development of Ukraine, according to which Russia should guarantee security of the eastern part of the country, will be devised. In response, the West should informally recognize the right of Moscow for Crimea, while formally continuing to consider the peninsula as a part of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, a member of the Trump’s transition team, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich told the Fox News TV-channel that after the inauguration, Trump will cancel about 70 percent of decrees, enacted by current head of the state, Barack Obama. The Republican noted that this would require the work of a skilled team of lawyers.
Gingrich described the policy of the outgoing president as a ‘desperate frenzy’ and compared his heritage with an inflatable doll, which becomes more and more clenched as the air goes out from it.
Separately, he mentioned the reform in the health sector, which was initiated by Obama and caused sharp criticism by the Republicans. According to Gingrich, if Obama gathered support from both major parties of the country, his heritage in this aspect could be longer and more durable.
However, it is not clear how the Republicans, dissatisfied with this reform, will be able to abolish this law.
Meanwhile, the Russian authorities are ready to cooperate with the Trump administration, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the RIA Novosti news agency.
“We are open to dialogue in various formats at any time, but we do not force events. Especially, because we understand how tight Donald Trump is busy in these days, forming his administration. It is obviously that today it is the most important task for him,” Lavrov said, noting that Moscow is ready to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, and not only in Syria.
The minister also said that Russia reacted positively to the Trump’s position on the establishment of normal interaction with Moscow.
“During a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, held on November 14, a need to rectify the very poor current state of Russian-American relations was stressed,” Lavrov said.