Russia, US to improve ties

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Russia is ready to talk with the US regarding non-interference in each other's internal affairs.

Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the ministry handed US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman a memorandum with such a proposal last Thursday, which reiterated Russia's readiness to exchange letters or other forms of guarantees of mutual non-interference in electoral and other internal political processes such as the presidential election.

Zakharova said the move aims to prevent losing trust between the two countries, especially following Washington's accusation of Russia's interference in the US presidential election in 2016, which has been denied by Russia.

Zakharova recalled that they have been proposing since the 1990s to reach an official agreement with the US to guarantee non-interference in each other's affairs. The same day, the US Department of State said they are ready to cooperate with Russia over the enforcement of the Open Skies Treaty.

Source: VOV5