US senator John Kennedy hold “brutally frank” talks with the Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev in Moscow on Tuesday. The senator arrived in Russia as a part of US congressional delegation to improve the ties between Moscow and Washington. «I ask our friends in Russia not to interfere in our election this year. I ask them to exit Ukraine and allow Ukraine to... Еще self-determine. I ask for the same thing with Crimea. I ask for their help in bringing peace to Syria. And I ask them not to allow Iran to get a foothold in Syria because I think it will lead to a further war,» Kennedy stated to the press. “This is the beginning of a dialogue. You have to watch what people do, not what they say. So, we’ll see,” the senator concluded. The US delegation’s visit was planned in preparation of the summit between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, which will be held in Helsinki on July 16.