After the U.S placed sanctions on Russia following the chemical bombings in Syria many expected the hostility between Russia and the U.S to increase considerably. In a surprising turn of events, that might not necessarily be the case! As the world starts to believe the world is dialing near World War III, Vladimir Putin is attempting to dial down the tension to prevent the worst case scenario from happening.
The fact that the President of the United States has repeatedly defied his own national security experts to placate Vladimir Putin should alarm every American. https://t.co/2n6iIXo6gS
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 17, 2018
While Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, did say “We will organize meetings with the business community, with companies,” President Putin has turned down any sort of action which just goes to show how much Russia wants to avoid the worst-case scenario.
Putin has always had a soft spot for President Donald Trump and wants to give him another chance to make good on numerous times he’s said he wants to improve relations between the two counties. Putin holding back counter sanction does prove that he is willing to improve ties and avoid escalation.
Former President George W. Bush on Putin: "When I looked in his eyes and saw his soul, Russia was broke… He's a very smart tactician." pic.twitter.com/1bfnzUdDJ0
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 18, 2018
“Putin is ready to make numerous, deep concessions, but he has to appear like he’s not losing,” said Igor Bunin of the Center for Political Technologies, a consultancy whose clients include Kremlin staff. “He understands Russia can’t compete with the West economically and he doesn’t plan to go to war with the West.”
A Foreign Ministry official in Moscow said Wednesday that the Trump administration notified Russia’s embassy in Washington on Sunday that new sanctions would not be coming in the near future. The Kremlin is still recovering and settling with the new sanction that were placed on Russia The latest sanctions that were placed on Russia would, which Treasury called payback for Putin’s “malign activity” in general, hit one of the country’s most powerful businessmen, billionaire Oleg Deripaska, the hardest.
Can't imagine anything sadder than turning yourself into an outsourced Putin propaganda unit, but that's clearly where many 'left-wing' UK Twitter users are.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) April 18, 2018
While president Trump has made active efforts to improve ties between the two nations, Congress and a fair majority of Democrats and Republicans are determined to keeping Russia under pressure and maintain a hostile stance since many in the country view Russia as America’s No. 1 enemy after allegations of Kremlin meddling in the 2016 elections – which still hasn’t been proven.
On Monday, legislators abandoned a bill that would have limited a broad range of trade with the U.S. at least for now. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said a proposed ban on selling rocket engines “would hurt Russia more than the U.S.” due to Moscow’s dependence on American contracts. As of now, there don’t seem to be any signs of the tension between the two Superpowers going away any time soon.