Putin uses the United States as the enemy, so no partnership will not.
The Russian leadership headed by Vladimir Putin will never be a partner of the United States, particularly in the declared fight against ISIS
This statement was made on Thursday during hearings in Committee on armed forces of the United States Senate Committee Chairman John McCain.
“Each of our last three presidents had high expectations about building partnerships with the Russian government. Every attempt had failed not because the us side lacked goodwill, but because of the indisputable fact that we must eventually admit that Putin wants to be our enemy, we need him as an enemy,” said McCain during a hearing on confirmation of James Mattis to the post of Minister of defense.
“He (Putin – ed.) will never be our partner, including in the fight against ISIS. He believes that the strengthening of Russia is to weaken America. We should really act on this basis”, – said the head of the Committee.
In recent years, Putin has invaded Ukraine, occupied Crimea, and threatened US allies, has carried out military intervention in Syria, leaving behind death and destruction, broken promises, continued McCain.
“The Russian military were aimed at Syrian hospitals and brigades of first aid with precision weapons. Russia supplied weapons shot down a commercial flight over Ukraine. The war unleashed by Russia, claimed the lives of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. And the most telling demonstration of the fact that Putin despises our country, it was the deliberate intervention of Russia in our recent elections by cyber attacks and campaign of misinformation aimed at weakening America and the discrediting of Western values,” he stressed.
“We have to restore the policy of containment, and it is primarily the work of the Ministry of defence,” – said McCain.
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