The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Russia-US relations have 'worsened' under Trump

The comments came out as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held tense talks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

"You can say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military side, has not improved but most likely worsened," Putin said in a transcript from an interview with Mir television posted by the Kremlin.

The comments came out as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held tense talks following an alleged Syrian chemical attack and subsequent missile strike by Washington.

Moscow and Washington are trying to figure each other out during the first visit by a senior member of Donald Trump's administration to Russia.

ADVERTISEMENT

The US has blamed Moscow's ally and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the deadly attack that killed scores of civilians and launched missile strikes against one of the regime's airbases in retribution.

Putin has angrily rejected the accusations against Damascus and slammed the US bombing as "a violation of international law".

Despite hopes of an improvement in Russia-US ties under Trump, the Tillerson-Lavrov talks look set to be dominated by the split over Syria -- where more than 320,000 people have died in six years of war.

Washington has said it is hoping to pry Russia away from its support for Assad, but the Kremlin on Wednesday decried any calls to drop the Syrian leader as "pretty absurd".

Prior to Tillerson's arrival, hopes in Moscow had already dimmed that Trump would make good on his pledge to improve ties with Russia, as relations with the Kremlin have become politically toxic on the back of claims that Putin conspired to get Trump elected.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Netizens react after Anonymous' stern warning to Kenyan gov't

Netizens react after Anonymous' stern warning to Kenyan gov't

Treasury lines up budgets cuts for KRA, HELB, TSC, school feeding & others

Treasury lines up budgets cuts for KRA, HELB, TSC, school feeding & others

Why you shouldn't wash your face immediately after exposure to teargas

Why you shouldn't wash your face immediately after exposure to teargas

Why Mudavadi  has agreed to fold ANC party and merge with Ruto's UDA

Why Mudavadi has agreed to fold ANC party and merge with Ruto's UDA

Chief inspector who lost both arms during protest gets Sh1 million donation

Chief inspector who lost both arms during protest gets Sh1 million donation

Data Commissioner issues protocol for politicians after data breach

Data Commissioner issues protocol for politicians after data breach

Legislator Magdalene Kamene Kalembe dies in Nairobi

Legislator Magdalene Kamene Kalembe dies in Nairobi

AI & tech tools birth new era of activism by gen z and millennials in Kenya

AI & tech tools birth new era of activism by gen z and millennials in Kenya

DP Gachagua faces serious allegations of constitutional violations

DP Gachagua faces serious allegations of constitutional violations

ADVERTISEMENT