Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday Moscow was not expecting “anything good” from U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, accusing members of his future administration of “Russophobia.”
“We are definitely not expecting anything good. And it would be strange to expect good things from people, many of whom made their careers on Russophobia and throwing mud at my country,” Ryabkov said in an interview with news agency Interfax.
The interview was released days after the U.S. accused Russia of a major cyber attack on government agencies.
Biden on Tuesday said the attack cannot go “unanswered,” promising to retaliate once he takes office on Jan. 20.
Ryabkov said Moscow should move to a “total containment” approach in relations with the United States, retaining “selective dialogue” on subjects that are of interest to Russia.
The deputy foreign minister said that Russia would not initiate any contacts with Biden’s transition staff, and would also not make any “unilateral concessions.”
He added that if the U.S. continued approaching Russia as a “strategic rival” then Moscow would “treat them in a similar way.”
Referring to fresh U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this week on 45 Russian organizations over their military connections, Ryabkov said the outgoing administration was trying to “loudly slam the door.”
“We are going from bad to worse. This was very typical for the past four years and so far there is no feeling that this trend has outlived its usefulness,” Ryabkov said.
(c) The Moscow Times
Would you like cheese with your whine? Russia always playing the innocent victim. Hacking, poisoning and all round terrorism committed by the terrorist state, yet this is Russophobia according to Putin’s toilet cleaner.
Well, i’m not expecting anyrhing good from Putin’s gang either. KGB tactics to curb the new administration concerning Muscovy. I hope Joe will not step into this trap. Fuck Muscovy left and right beyond recognition until their arrogant pathetic gang of dopeys show some respect for the ukrainian state and people!
A punch in the face is the only respect Muscovy recognise. They are always whining about being a victim, well let’s give them something to really whine about. BTW, seems Denmark have allowed this Nord Stream to resume construction on Jan 15.
We have a socialist government, so no surprise. But this pipe is dead in the water anyway.
We don’t expect anything good from a China Biden administration in the US. The man is already mentally incompetent.