The highlight of the consultations of the US National Security Advisor John Bolton in Moscow was the announcement of a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in Paris on November 11 on the sidelines of the ceremony marking the centenary of the armistice that ended World War 1.
Furthermore, it was mentioned that Putin has been invited to the White House. A range of other topics came up for discussion but neither Bolton nor the Russian side divulged any details. Putin himself had a 90-minute meeting with Bolton.
US-Russia relations have hit rock bottom, after it was disclosed in Moscow that some of the drone attacks on the Russian base at Hmeimim in Syria were operated from the US Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane.
This is unprecedented in the entire history of Cold War — US directly attacking a Russian military base ?!
Meanwhile, no sooner than Bolton left Moscow, Russia hit out on the US decision to quit INF Treaty. The USA has already violated it, by deploying the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Romania.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov made it clear that Moscow sees the US game plan clearly !
Clearly, the USA is hoping to achieve military superiority over Russia by vastly expanding its nuclear capability and developing new weapons so as to reach a position where it can dictate to Moscow.
Trump brought in a new alibi for the US decision to quit the INF Treaty. He said that the INF Treaty is a US-Russia agreement and China should also be brought into it. Beijing has called this “blackmail”.
Russia Insider / ABC Flash Point Security News 2018.