Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov claims that relations between Russia and United States are "maybe even worse" than during the Cold War. He expressed his point in the interview to American ABC channel.
Peskov appeared live on the channel at Good Morning America program. He stressed devastating impact of sanctions and diplomatic measures by USA directed against Russia. He has also characterized bilateral relations.
Peskov stressed that the allegations of Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are "fake news" and "slander".
Beyond that, he also connected the possibility of further improving of relation between the countries with the future meeting of Putin and Trump.
"I think if two presidents meet each other, if they exchange views and if they decide that they want to reestablish a dialogue, then there will be a chance for our bilateral relations to get better," he said.
Denying Russian interference in the election, Peskov also commented on favorable candidacy for Russia: "It's not about preferring someone. It's about whose ideas are more close to you and whose ideas are more welcome in Russian public opinion."