Russia hopes relations with U.S. will get better because of Obama
The New York Times reported Sunday that Russia's president hopes that relations with the U.S. will get better when Obama becomes president, but that he would not change his mind on certain issues.
President Dmitri A. Medvedev came to Washington spoke of Russia's opposition to NATO and would not change its recognition of two separatist regions in Georgia.
He also repeated his threat to deploy missiles in Kaliningrad if the U.S.builds missile systems in Poland and the Czech Republic, but was willing to discuss the issues.
He also said that the relations between the U.S. and Russia lacked trust, and hoped that could change once Obama is president.
This could put Obama in a difficult position because if he decided not to go ahead with the plans to build the missile systems, it could look like he is backing down from Russia.
Mr. Medvedev said he does not have anti-American sentiments and that it was "nothing personal."