Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States but it is up to Washington to make the first move, the Kremlin said on Monday after the conclusion of a U.S. investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Moscow in the 2016 election.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov [photo] dismissed the report on a conference call and said Russia had never interfered and did not plan to interfere in the United States or other countries’ internal affairs and elections. “It’s hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat,” Peskov told reporters.
Commenting on the possibility of an improvement in ties with the United States after the conclusion of the Mueller report, Peskov said President Vladimir Putin had repeatedly stated he was open to shoring up relations. “In this case, the ball is absolutely in their court. It was given to Trump in Helsinki,” Peskov said.