Russia said Wednesday that it "does not expect" any improvement in relations with Washington after the dismissal of the national security adviser to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, John Bolton.
“We have observed several times in the past that changes in the administration of the United States do not bring any improvement. That's why we have no expectations, "said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Novosti news agency.
“We judge on acts, not statements or intentions. When we see progress, then we can say that something has changed. "
President Trump announced on Tuesday the dismissal of Bolton, a foreign policy hawk with whom he disagreed on a number of issues, including Iran and North Korea.
Relations between Moscow and Washington, at their lowest level since the end of the Cold War, have been mistreated by differences over Ukraine and accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States.