The United States is not afraid of rivalry with Russia, but it counts on a predictable and stable relationship with it. State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter said this at a briefing.
вЂњGiven Russia's behavior over the past couple of months, there will obviously be areas and elements of relations that are rivalry. We will not shy away from them, вЂќ said Porter. She noted that relations with Russia remain a challenge for the United States, but at the same time stressed the country's readiness for this.
Porter noted that the goal of relations between the two countries is their predictability and stability in the future. The American side will take advantage of opportunities for constructive cooperation, but at the same time intends to consult with partners and allies about Russia's вЂњout-of-boundsвЂќ behavior, the State Department official added.
Earlier, the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki spoke about the future plans of the United States with respect to Russia. According to her, Washington does not plan to rely solely on sanctions in the future, and the US President has a whole range of different instruments at his disposal вЂ” visible and invisible.