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RSS FeedsWe like to mock Trump, but Britainīs Russia stance is even worse | Jonathan Freedland
(The Guardian Russia)


11 august 2018 07:21:35

We like to mock Trump, but Britainīs Russia stance is even worse | Jonathan Freedland
(The Guardian Russia)

When it comes to evidence of Russian intervention in the 2016 referendum, Theresa May is unaccountably relaxedThere are not many laughs to be had from international diplomacy, but US foreign policy in the age of Donald Trump provides a grim kind of comedy all the same. This week the worldīs diplomats allowed themselves a chuckle at the risibly inconsistent US approach to Russia, in which the State Department whacks Moscow with sanctions even as the president murmurs sweet nothings into the ear of Vladimir Putin.When it comes to Russia, the US has become the Jekyll and Hyde superpower. Just three weeks ago, Trump stood next to Putin in Helsinki, unable to utter so much as a word of criticism of the Russian dictator who, a vast body of evidence shows, acted to subvert the American democratic process in 2016. And yet on Wednesday the US announced new sanctions on Moscow as punishment for the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury with a lethal nerve agent. Related: Why has Trump stayed unusually quiet on US sanctions against Russia? Related: US to impose sanctions against Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack Continue reading...
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