BOCHAROV RUCHEI, May 15 (RIA Novosti) - President Vladimir Putin will take up the issues of missile defense and cooperation between the US and Russian security and intelligence services in a written reply to US President Barack Obama’s recent message to the Russian leader, a Russian presidential aide said on Wednesday.
Putin’s letter is a response to a message from Obama which US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon brought to Moscow a month ago.
Asked whether this week's spy row could affect the text of Putin’s letter, Putin’s foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov said “the message will be couched in a constructive spirit.”
He also said Russia and the US are planning to hold a meeting between the US Central Intelligence Agency's director and Russian security services officials.
“The FBI head recently visited Moscow and there are plans for contacts with the CIA director,” Ushakov said.
“In other words, there is clear signal from above that special services should work constructively, intensively. What is important, work not against each other but with each other.”
Russian National Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev said on Monday he will hand over a letter from Putin to Obama during his upcoming visit to the United States. Patrushev did not reveal when the visit would take place, saying only that “the visit will go ahead when there is a letter [from Putin].”
Obama’s message has not been made public, but Ushakov said last month it contained a number of proposals to deepen bilateral dialogue and cooperation, and that Moscow will study them in depth.
US National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden later issued a statement saying Donilon had held discussions with President Putin, Patrushev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ushakov "on the full range of bilateral and global issues in preparation for the meeting between President Obama and President Putin on the margins of the G8 Summit and a US-Russia bilateral summit in early September."
"The discussions were comprehensive and constructive," Hayden said.
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- bielecUnrealistic, unless...22:59, 15/05/2013Quote: - "...there is clear signal from above that special services should work constructively, intensively. What is important, work not against each other but with each other.”
Wishful thinking. Unfortunately, it is completely unrealistic. Both Russian and American intelligence services exist to work against each other, this is their main mission. If they start working together, if any integration and cooperation takes place, it will only mean that both governments had agreed to work towards globalization and One World Government.
This would mean the end of nationalism, the end of Russia's independence, the end of patriotism. Russia would become a colony run by Western bankers and exploited by Western investors.
- tec123Buying time with Russia the deep gut feelings that capitulation is around the bend of foreign issues.07:18, 16/05/2013I agree with you Putin is making a serious mistake if he believes the West favors him as the helm of Russia or Russia as a single country?
Now we have the adoption test going on with constant pressure been apply from inside and outside, and it is simple if Russia backs down they can back down on anything/issue it’s only a matter of time.
Once the oil is in sufficient that can guarantee the squeeze on oil prices to drain Russia coffers the real target will be made known?
Question is does Russia and its leaders see beyond the horizon that they are been squeeze out of world politics and decision making?
The West treats Russia as a colony, this is why Russia has to break free of all agreements that tie their hands from acting more decisively on international issues.
There is no second taught that once Syria, Iran falls Russia is next in line because by then 70-80% of the oil will be in the West hands and they can bring down oil prices to such that it causes problems in Russia and we all know that the foreign agents (NGO's) some the opposition, and Oligarchs are only too willing to sell Russia to the highest bidder. These NGO’s cannot tell me that they are been paid millions and that they are carrying out their own agenda, programs, have an independent mind, it is simple if one is been paid then they are been paid to carry out the paymaster directive and whishes full stop.
The ex US secretary of state said that Russia must pay a price for backing Syria and bet your last dollar she meant it.
Russia is a obstacle to the West because it is in the way of the West make up of the world so Russia must be put down, be it in soft power, oil, intelligence, political disturbance, they will never stop until Russia is out of the way.
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