Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, on the TV channel Zvezda, appreciated the course of the Russian-American talks in Sochi:
“The investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Muller about the so-called Russian trail has ended. Now we see a forced breakthrough in the Russian-American dialogue, fully justified for Donald Trump, who dropped the burden of accusations in collusion with Russia. We are waiting for a new meeting of the presidents of Russia in Osaka with high probability and the USA.
We also heard the rhetoric of Michael Pompeo. She was much more constructive than one would expect. It seems that it was not the US Secretary of State who used to be distinguished by tough anti-Russian statements, but, for example, one of us, who spoke.
We are again inspired by the hope of normalizing relations, but we really want to hope. We are tired of this completely unjustified and dislocated confrontation, which came with the filing of the American side. I want to rely on common sense. “