Russia plans no retaliation for Obama visit cancellation: Kremlin
MOSCOW(AFP) - Russia said it would not retaliate over US President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a high-profile meeting in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin over a range of disputes.
The Russian president’s top foreign policy aide said Moscow hoped that contacts between the two former Cold War foes would resume shortly, after relations plunged to one of their lowest levels in the past 20 years.
“We have received this calmly and know that sooner or later contacts will be resumed,” Mr Yury Ushakov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.
“How would we retaliate? We said we were disappointed but emphasised the invitation remains in force.”