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With U.S. Under Trump no quick fix for Ties says Russian Foreign Affairs Chief.

One of Russia’s top foreign affairs experts has dismissed
any “quick fix” of Russian-U.S. relations under U.S President-elect
Donald Trump.

 Leonid Slutsky, the head of Russia’s State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs, urged the Kremlin to wait until the Trump
administration was firmly in place before making any steps to mend
ties.

“The men and women which Trump has
put forward for key posts are holding on to the same rather rigid
positions on issues and on anti-Russian sanctions, and the Crimea, as
well as the situation in Ukraine and Syria,” Slutsky wrote in Russian tabloid Izvestia on Friday. “Even
Rex Tillerson, a man who has been awarded the Russian Order of
Friendship, has made some markedly unfriendly remarks about Russia.”

Slutsky
said that Trump was “not a politician, but an American patriot,” and
that the Kremlin could expect him to focus on U.S. interests.
“We
do not expect a quick and simple restoration of Russian-U.S. relations,
but we do expect that Donald Trump’s team will be pragmatic and ready
to build constructive dialogue with Russia, moving away from the
outdated clichés of the Cold War,” he wrote.
Republican
candidate Donald Trump will be officially inaugurated as president on
Friday, Jan. 20 in a ceremony outside the Capitol Building in Washington
D.C.
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