Sands expects political will to normalize relations Russia – USA in Helsinki

MOSCOW, July 16. /TASS/. Moscow hopes that during the meeting of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump in Helsinki will be shown “the beginnings of political will” for the normalization of bilateral relations. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, in an interview published on the website of the RT TV channel on Monday.

“You know that [Russian-American] relations are in a very poor state and that Russia was not the initiator of such a collapse of the whole complex of our relations. We hope that everyone has at least some rudiments of political will for reaching normalization of relations will be shown,” – said Peskov.

On Monday, the leaders of Russia and the United States will hold talks in Helsinki, which should begin around 13:00 local time (coincides with Moscow). It is expected that the presidents will discuss such bilateral issues as the construction of “Nord stream – 2”, the situation in Syria and Ukraine.