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Fiona hill will leave the post of Director for Russia and Eurasia at the national security Council of the United States, giving it the head of the Council Tim Morrison. About this informed the journalist of The New York Times Peter Baker’s on Twitter.
According to Baker, the change will happen at the end of August 2019. “Trump is hoping to make relations with Russia to talk about arms control, including possible Treaty US-Russia-China instead of the INF Treaty (Treaty on elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range),” — said the journalist. The United States announced withdrawal from the Treaty in February, citing the allegedly “unconscionable violation” of Treaty provisions from Moscow. The corresponding agreement was signed between the USSR and the USA in 1987.
In April it was reported about the secret visit of Fiona hill in Moscow.
Tim Morrison joined the national security Council in July 2018 and is special assistant to the President on issues of weapons of mass destruction and biological protection. In this role, he supervises and coordinates the development of national policies and programs to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
Prior to his appointment, Morrison was Director of policy in the house of representatives Committee on armed forces and has held several other positions in the U.S. Senate. He holds a doctorate of legal Sciences of the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota.
Fiona hill is the author of many books on Russia, an expert on Russian and Soviet history and Russian language studied including the Moscow Institute of foreign languages named after Maurice Thorez. She worked for American intelligence from 2006 to 2009 and has spoken to the press with criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In 2013, she published a biography of the Russian President, where he warned his opponents underestimate the strategic abilities of Putin and his ability to find the weaknesses of opponents — according to hill, the current Russian leader has learned while working in the KGB.
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