June 2, 2015

Russian Foreign Minister: “Reset” Was Hillary Clinton’s Idea, Not Ours

In an interview with Bloomberg Markets today, when asked why he believed current Russian-American relations did not constitute a reset, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the “reset” was “not our invention,” but “the invention of Hillary Clinton” and the Obama administration.

While Hillary Clinton has said the reset was “a brilliant stroke” and was even more so “in retrospect,” today’s statements by Foreign Minister Lavrov indicate senior Russian officials know the so-called reset was nothing of the sort.

A quick look back at Hillary Clinton’s failed reset:

-Russia expanded a ban on certain American meat imports

-Russia annexed Crimea

-Russia invaded Ukraine

-Russia’s “chief arms exporter” announced “his company was shipping advanced defensive missile systems to Syria” in order to “shoot down airplanes or sink ships”