Medvedev: Russia has good relationship with United States
Relations between the Kremlin and the White House were excellent, wrote Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to his US counterpart Barack Obama on Sunday as the United States celebrated its Independence Day, dpa reported.
Relations "meet the true interests of the people of our countries," he wrote, according to the Kremlin. "This in itself makes hopeless and groundless the attempts to downplay the importance of our achievements."
He wished US citizens health and happiness as they celebrated July 4.
Medvedev has yet to comment on the arrest of 11 people in the US and Cyprus last week for allegedly spying for Russia.
Prime Miniser Vladimir Putin and the Russian and US Foreign Ministries have downplayed the effect scandal has had on US-Russian ties.
In the past few months the Cold War enemies had attempted to put their differnces behind them and emphasize a fresh start to relations.