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Kremlin sees no prospects for improving relations with the US after midterm elections

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The Kremlin sees no prospects for improving bilateral relations between Russia and the United States after the US midterm elections, in which Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. The victory will give the Democratic Party the opportunity to block President Donald Trump’s agenda and put his administration under increased surveillance. At the same time, a source from the US Congress said that with its newly acquired power, the Democrats would try to exacerbate US policy towards Russia.

At the same time, after the yesterday’s vote, the Republican Party increased its majority in the Senate.

“We can say that there are no clear prospects for the normalization of Russian-American relations”, said the Kremlin Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov. In his words, the continuation of dialogue between countries depends on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump.

The two leaders are expected to hold a brief meeting next week in Paris, with a longer talk expected at the G20 summit in Argentina at the end of the month.