“It’s going to have to be a mutual effort, Europe and the United States both bilaterally and together, working to try to persuade Russia and particularly Russian leadership that they should become more integrated into and connected with Europe and the West,” she said.
Mrs. Clinton stressed that the future lied in stronger Russia-West ties and expressed hope that the next few years will see certain improvement.
“That’s where the future lies, and we hope that the next few years will be more successful doing that,” the US secretary of state underscored.
She reminded reporters that the Obama administration did its best to improve bilateral relations with Russia over the last four years.
Voice of Russia, RIA