Trump wanted better ties with Russia. He isn’t getting it. The Trump administration wants a better relationship with Russia. The problem is that Russia increasingly looks like it doesn’t want one — and is actively taking steps that are pushing that relationship to a new low.
The latest came today, when the Russian Foreign Ministry canceled a long-planned meeting between senior US and Russian diplomatic officials. The Kremlin said it was retaliating because the US had just announced increased sanctions on individuals and organizations that helped with Moscow’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine.
“After yesterday’s decision on sanctions, the situation does not allow …read more