"We are competitors, but we don't necessarily need to be adversaries", said Shelby, a Republican senator from Alabama, in televised comments.
Lavrov said his meeting with Pompeo would have to take place after the summit in Helsinki and not before because of his U.S. counterpart's tight schedule.
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"We're entering with our eyes wide open, but peace is always worth the effort", Huntsman said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has wished President Donald Trump a happy Independence Day ahead of their upcoming meeting in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. The U.S. congressional delegation is scheduled to meet with senior Russian officials amid preparations for a summit between the nations' presidents.
Lavrov, speaking in English, said he hoped that the U.S. senators' visit "will symbolize the resumption of relations between the (US and Russian) parliaments". The U.S., alongside the European Union, placed tough economic sanctions on Russian Federation in response.
Each president has tried a reset or a redo of the U.S. -Russia relationship since the end of the Cold War, and in each case, it has led to a boom-and-bust cycle, Huntsman said. Kislyak is now a member of Russia's upper house of parliament.
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We understand and share her desire to see the immediate release of children from detention and reunion with their parents. In February a year ago , protesters hung a giant "Refugees Welcome" banner across the Liberty statue's observation deck.
Moscow and Washington announced the summit date after Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton met with Putin in Moscow last week.
Trump has met Putin on the sidelines of several worldwide conferences, but has not held a bilateral summit with the Russian leader.
He said the Kremlin was "very satisfied" that the senators were visiting Russian Federation.
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Larry Hogan ordered their respective city and state flags to be flown at half-staff from Friday to Monday. People walk in silence during a vigil in response to the shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom.