Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia
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UN, July 28. /TASS/. Relations between Russia and the United States are getting worse and worse, but Moscow still hopes for a constructive dialogue in the UN.
This was stated on Friday by TASS, Russia’s permanent representative at the world organization Vassily Nebenzia in the first interview after taking office.
According to him, Russia has always advocated “dialogue with all parties, whatever happens”. “Of course, relationships, especially in light of the recent events in Washington, we have even longer to put it mildly, getting worse and worse, but we are hopeful of a constructive dialogue with our American partners in the UN Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security. Without this dialogue as they can, and we can’t, we can’t live without each other”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
“Such a relationship which we have with US now, was not even in the years of the cold war – said Nebenzia. – I don’t know where the plinth, below which we cannot fall. We just can find at some bottom. But we need each other and we in the United States, and the United States in a number of the most urgent issues of international policy.”
Nebesa noted that the European Union may be the victim of those sanctions, which the U.S. Congress adopted against Russia.
“The irony is that the EU, which itself imposed against us illegal sanctions, like the US, may now become a victim of the sanctions provided for in the bill adopted by the Congress, he said. – This is a situation which can be characterized by the words: “We told you so”.
Assessing Russia’s relations with European countries, Nebenzia noted that “relations with the EU – a relationship with a whole group of countries, and they differentiated”. “Although the EU has a common policy, but the relationship with us within the EU different,” he added.
On the work of the UN
Nebenzia also noted that the challenges facing Russia in the UN, do not change, and Moscow will work to ensure that the organization has become a tool for solution of numerous and unprecedented global crises.
“Problem with my arrival do not change, we have a policy in relation to the United Nations, we support it,” the diplomat said, noting that the UN is “the only essentially universal organization in the world.”