Moscow, Russia. Meeting with reporters today, President Vladimir Putin commented that US-Russia relations have not been at a point this low in the two countries collective history. Kremlinoligists worldwide immediately took notice of the implications, given the two super powers nearly exchanged nuclear weapons in 1962.

 

Of no surprise to diplomats and professional observers of Russia is that levels of trust between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated since American President Donald Trump took office, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday by Russian media outlets.

 

When asked about relations since Trump became president, Putin said, according to a transcript of the interview released by the Kremlin press office, “One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved, but rather has deteriorated.”

 

This caused international relations experts to immediately take note of the severe nature of Putin’s criticism and the dangerous implications it has for both the survival of humanity and the collective security of the two world powers themselves.

 

Further into the interview, the Russian President was asked about accusations that Syria’s government launched a chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, Putin said that Damascus had given up its chemical weapons stocks to the US-Russian Joint commission in 2014 and as recently as December of 2016, the US intelligence community issued a finding that said 100% of Assad’s stockpiles of chemical weapons were destroyed.

 

President Putin said he believed there were two main explanations for the incident in Idlib province: that Syrian government air strikes had hit rebel chemical weapons stocks, releasing poisonous gas, or that the incident was a false flag attack designed to discredit the Syrian government

 

 

 

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