Russian Deputy Foreign Minister : Trump's impeachment not influencing relations with Russia

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister : Trump
# 20 December 2019 19:15 (UTC +04:00)

The impeachment of US President Donald Trump is exclusively a domestic affair that does not influence relations with Russia, including the possible extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Friday, two days after the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to find Trump guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Discussions around the impeachment and relevant procedures are exclusively a domestic matter of the United Sates. We are not anyhow related to this, we do not assess this anyhow, and we believe that there is no link and there cannot be any link between our work on the agenda, including the arms control, and what happens regarding the impeachment procedure," Ryabkov said.