Russia, by and large, doesn’t care who wins the presidential elections in the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with RIA Novosti. According to him, it is naive to believe that under a Republican administration in the White House, relations between Moscow and Washington could be improved.
The American political establishment, regardless of party affiliation, sees Russia as an enemy and an existential threat. Given the existing cross-party consensus on this issue, it would be naive to hope for an improvement in relations if the Republican candidate wins. By and large, we don’t care who wins the race for the presidency in the United States,” Lavrov said.
The US presidential elections are scheduled for November 5, 2024. Former head of state Donald Trump is considered the favorite in the Republican Party primaries. It is expected that the current owner of the White House, Joe Biden, will oppose him from the Democratic Party.
Earlier it became known that Trump would not be allowed to participate in the primaries in Maine. According to State Secretary of State Shanna Bellows, this decision was made in connection with his alleged participation in the insurrection, which she called the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
It was an attack not only on the Capitol and government officials but also on the rule of law, Bellows said. Before this, the Colorado Supreme Court also barred Trump from participating in the local primaries that determine the Republican nominee in the 2024 elections.