Kostin: the fight against trump with the «Russian card» is close to madness

© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiye in fotobanka Costin. Archival photoKostin: the fight against trump with the «Russian card» is close to madness© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiyi the image Bank

The head of VTB Andrey Kostin said that the scandal in Washington over the possible connections of American politicians and businessmen with Russia prevents the US President Donald Trump to conduct a dialogue with Moscow, the fight against trump’s «the Russian card» close to absolute madness.

«The fight against trump with the «Russian card» close to absolute madness,» said Kostin in an interview with the Financial Times.

«The elite in Washington, the American bureaucracy, the campaign against trump, and it completely paralyzes his ability to do anything, including engage in dialogue with Russia», — he added.

«I think it’s very sad, not only because of the sanctions.. As a man who has children, I’m more worried about security and stability. Given that the two great Nations have a huge nuclear potential, we are entering the future of the arms race and lack of communication on major international issues. This is very dangerous,» — said Kostin, noting that the fault for the situation, «frankly» is to the American elite.

Currently in Congress, is under investigation over alleged intervention of the Russian Federation in the United States presidential election, won by the trump. While the American media regularly reports, generally citing unnamed sources, the contacts of the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump with Russian officials and businessmen. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of attempts to influence U.S. elections, but the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded».

Kostin: the fight against trump with the «Russian card» is close to madness© Integrationaliste US President