Lavrov: differences should not be an obstacle to dialogue between Russia and the West
KRASNODAR, June 28. /TASS/. Differences should not be an obstacle to dialogue between Russia and Western countries. This was stated on Wednesday, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“More and more people on both sides [East and West] want a normal relationship, but policy is determined by those who make decisions in the respective capitals, — said Lavrov. — Of course, in any situation it is possible to reach agreement. Our relations with Germany, despite the sharpness of the contradictions between Russia and the West in General, what we disagree on a number of aspects of the settlement in Syria and Ukraine, this relationship is mutually respectful. We never stopped the dialogue.”
According to him, previously frozen channels of cooperation with Germany now resume their work. “We want and that has been the approach in our relations with any other country of the West or whatever, — said the Russian foreign Minister. — Differences should not be an obstacle to conversation, to listen and to hear each other.” “If there is good will come to understand the legitimate interests of the partner, I believe compromises are possible in any situation,” he added.
The Minister pointed out that while Russia is blamed for everything that happens in Europe and in the USA, and the middle East, the accusations are not supported by a single fact supposedly because of the secrecy. “And for hackers, and chemical weapons to Ukraine, he said. — In Ukraine say that Russia needs to solve everything, forgetting that is the main principle of the settlement of any conflict, meaning the involvement of all parties.”