Moscow is in favor of a dialogue with Washington to solve the existing problems but at the present time it sees no bright prospects for normalizing bilateral relations, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told reporters.
According to Peskov, it is up to the Americans themselves to decide whether the domestic political situation in the US improved or deteriorated after the elections, and Kremlin has "no desire whatsoever to intervene there," TASS reported.
"One can assume with a high degree of confidence that, of course, no bright prospects for normalizing Russian-American relations are in the offing," the Kremlin spokesman said when asked about relations between the two countries’ leaders after the November 6 midterm elections in the US.
"That does not mean, however, that we seek no dialogue, that we want no dialogue, because we have numerous problems that require Russian-American intercommunication. These are the problems of strategic stability and arms control. These problems will not be solved by themselves without maintaining a dialogue," he concluded.
When asked whether the outcome of the US elections could further exacerbate bilateral relations, the Kremlin spokesman noted that "It would hardly be possible to make them even more complicated." He stressed that, in spite of all the phobias existing in the US, Russia has never meddled in the electoral processes in any country, including the United States, and has no intention of doing so in the future."
According to the results of the US midterms held on Tuesday, the Democratic Party has won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives, while the Republican Party will retain and strengthen control of the Senate.