Hello, Russia! Here’s a nice letter for your president, and a bird-flip from the US State Department | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Hello, Russia! Here’s a nice letter for your president, and a bird-flip from the US State Department

Wednesday was a day of mixed signals coming to Russia from the US. Hours apart, the Kremlin got two letters, one calling for closer ties and one notifiying more trade sanctions, imposed on what Moscow sees as a flimsy pretext.
A letter was brought to Moscow by Senator Rand Paul. In it, President Donald Trump reportedly suggested to President Vladimir Putin that the US and Russia should engage on issues like terrorism, legislative dialogue and cultural exchanges. Trump loves nice letters, for sure.

Meanwhile Trump’s state department announced that, starting August 22, a big chunk of bilateral trade would be stopped because the US was convinced that Russia was guilty of the Skripals poisoning. It said more draconian sanctions would follow, unless Russia allows international inspectors to wherever the US wants them to visit and pledges not to kill its citizens with chemical weapons anymore. Russia already said it won’t, which is understandable, considering that, from its point of view, the Salisbury affair in Britain was most likely a frame-up.

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