US presidential candidate Robert Kennedy called for a high-level dialogue with Russia.
“We do not have high-level relations with Russia. We need to talk to them. We need to do as my uncle said,” he stressed.
The politician recalled that the USSR suffered huge losses in World War II. In this context, the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, said that the States needed to “put themselves in their shoes.”
“And then the Americans heard it for the first time. They started thinking differently. And I think it’s important to think about it today too, because no one has spoken to Putin for a year. <…> We are in a potentially existential battle with Russia “They have thousands more nuclear weapons than we have. And no one seems to care,” Kennedy Jr. added.
At the same time, according to the politician, his uncle and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev were able to achieve “extraordinary friendship” with each other.
“They talked to each other. We often grew up with the idea that we won the war, America defeated Hitler. My uncle said no, it was the Russians who won the war,” he pointed out.
Kennedy Jr. is competing with incumbent head of state Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for the 2024 presidential election.