US and Russia to fight against terrorism
About the intention to get along with Vladimir Putin and Russia Trump repeatedly surfaced during the election campaign.
President Donald Trump will try to conclude a deal with Russia to combat terrorism and make economic affairs, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer tells reporters at a briefing on Tuesday. White House spokesman expresses the hope that Trump's experience as the businessman and negotiator will do good.
According to Spicer, Trump "has made it very clear that if he can get a deal with Russia, something that the last several administrations have tried to do, that he’s going to do it. And if he can’t, he won’t. But he is going to try. And I think his success as a businessman and negotiator should be seen as a positive sign for him to be able to do that. If it’s in the interest of the United States, he will get a deal".
"He understands that if he can find common ground in the fight against Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia), in the field of economic development, in which we have common interests, he will do it. In this direction we will continue to work with Russia," said Spicer.
Last week, during a press conference at the White House, the Head of the American Administration said that "if the US and Russia get along", if “establish good relations", it will be "good, not bad." About the intention to get along with Russia and Vladimir Putin Trump repeatedly surfaced during the election campaign. In this case, the key members of his administration - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Pentagon Chief James Mattis - stated that this is not about lifting the sanctions against Russia and the wider military cooperation.
Shoigu opens to cooperate in Syria
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday that Washington and Moscow could launch joint operations against terrorists in Syrian Raqqa - the main town, which remains under the control of the IS.
"Our task is to join forces. We have to do everything possible. We have a single enemy - international terrorism and the Americans recognize it as enemy," TASS quotes the Minister.
"Today we could start joint actions in Raqqa," Shoigu suggested.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).