Moscow is ready to do everything in its power to find a way out of the deadend in Russian-American relations, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
He also noted that Russia is taking President Trump’s willingness to establish a normal dialogue seriously, although anti-Russian sentiments in the American establishment hinders it.
"We are ready to go our part of the way to bring the bilateral ties out of the impasse situation," Lavrov said in an interview with Germany’s DPA news agency published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website on Thursday.
At the same time, Lavrov noted that the intergovernmental relations are deteriorating due to Washington's actions.
"We take seriously the statements of Donald Trump about the desire to establish a normal dialogue between our countries," said the head of Russian diplomacy. "If some positive impulses come from the American leader, they are completely nullified by the soaring Russophobia in the American establishment, which sees our country as a threat to the geopolitical supremacy of the United States."
The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed his firm belief that it would be in the interests of both Russia and the United States to ensure the relations based on the principles of sovereignty, mutual respect for interests, and non-interference in each other's internal affairs.
"The sooner Washington will get rid of the illusions that we can be forced to change our principle position by crushing economic limitations or demonstrating military potential, the better it will be for everyone," he said.