HAMBURG, July 8. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes that there is a chance to restore relations with the United States. He stated this at a press-conference on results of the G20 summit. “I really [restoration of relations of Moscow and Washington] I hope, it seems to me that certain prerequisites have been created for this”, – he said.
Putin called it an important agreement with trump that “a situation of uncertainty, especially in the future, should not be in these areas.” The Russian President noted that he mentioned this at the last session of the “twenty” (she was devoted to digital topics – approx. TASS), as it relates to cyberspace, the Internet, etc. “We agreed with the President of the United States that we will create a working group and together we will work together to control the security of cyberspace is how to ensure unconditional respect for international legal norms in this area, as not to allow interference in the internal Affairs of foreign countries – above all in the case of Russia and the United States,” – said the Russian leader.
“We believe that if we manage to organize this work, and I have no reason to doubt it, then there will be no more speculation on this subject”, – concluded Putin.
The Syrian crisis
The President also said that Washington’s position on the situation in the Syrian issue has become more pragmatic. According to him, the agreement on de-escalation in Syria began breakthrough, including through working with the trump.
“The most important thing is to provide the ultimate territorial integrity of Syria, these areas of de-escalation was the prototype of such areas, which could cooperate with each other and with Damascus”, – he said, answering the question TASS.
The Russian President noted that the relevant provisions were contained in agreements with the United States on de-escalation in the South of Syria. “We have approved, including the documents on education zone in the South with access to the Jordanian border and the adjacent Golan heights,” – said Putin.
On the eve Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at a press conference following the meeting of the presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States on the sidelines of the G20 summit announced that Russia, the United States and Jordan agreed to establish in Syria since noon on July 9 at the Damascus time zone of de-escalation. It will include three of the most southern region of the country, Deraa, al-Quneitra and Suweida.
The crisis in Ukraine
Putin said that Russia is interested in the soonest establishment of the situation in Ukraine and development of relations with this country.”We are interested in the fact that this situation [crisis in Ukraine] is ended as soon as possible”, – he said.
The President recalled that he had discussed with trump the issues of Ukrainian settlement. According to the Russian leader, they agreed on the appointment of a special representative of the White house that will deal with this problem on a regular basis in contact with all stakeholders.