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Kremlin calls Trump’s national security strategy ‘imperial’

MOSCOW – The Kremlin has lambasted the US President, Donald Trump’s new national security strategy as “imperial”, but called the USA are willing to work together with Russia in areas of common interest.

The strategy, published on Monday, is harder on Russia than Trump is in the comments of the public. It accuses Russia of using “subversive” measures to weaken America’s credibility and European governments.

Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters on Tuesday that the message from Russia hit Moscow as “imperial” and showed “an aversion to a multi-polar world.”

Peskov, however, said that Moscow was encouraged by calls to cooperate with Russia in areas that may be useful for the US.

Putin and Trump spoke on the phone twice in the past week.

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