Putin and Bolton discussed how to improve the damaged internal struggle in US relations with Russia

MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Relations between Moscow and Washington are not in the best shape that is the result of the political struggle in the United States, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the assistant to the President Donald trump on national security, John Bolton.

“I regret to state that Russian-American relations are not in the best shape, – said the President of the Russian Federation. – I about it already repeatedly said publicly that would like to repeat the meeting with you: I think that is largely the result of acute political struggle in the United States.”

Putin expressed hope that the visit of Bolton in Moscow will be a step towards fixing relations with Washington. “Your visit to Moscow gives us hope that we can at least make the first steps to restore full relations between our countries, – said Putin. – Russia has never sought confrontation.”

The Russian leader proposed during negotiations to discuss what the parties could do to restore “full-fledged relations based on equality and respect of interests each other”.