Americans are not Russia's enemies, problem lies with current U.S. administration - Foreign Ministry spokesperson

The United States and the American people are not Russia's enemies, and Moscow and Washington could have developed constructive interaction, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said.

"The problem is that the incumbent U.S. administration is trying to push on its people an anti-Russian model of the perception of the world," she said in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda published on the newspaper's website on Aug.19.

"However, the United States as a country and the Americans as a people are not our enemies," she said.

Zakharova stressed at the same time that Russian and U.S. colleagues were constructively interacting in the arrangement of ministerial visits, which gave hope for the possibility of such cooperation on the political level as well.

"Interestingly, the way of constructive interaction between press services gives us a reason to think that we can interact in the same manner in every other issue once the anti-Russian hysteria in the United States is over. We perfectly understand each other," she said.


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