The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called on the Donald trump to bring relations with Russia out of the crisis into which they plunged the current President Barack Obama. He told about it in interview to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
“We hope that the new US administration will not repeat
the mistakes of their predecessors, deliberately hit
Russian-American relations” – quoted Lavrov , “Interfax”.
The Russian foreign Minister reminded that on November 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin and
the US President-elect Donald trump spent the first telephone
the conversation, confirmed its readiness “to work together in the interests of
removing bilateral relations out of crisis and
settlement of topical international problems, including combating
the terrorist threat”.
“We hope that the emerging foreign policy team of the new
the President will make the practical steps in this direction and interaction
she’ll be constructive,” – said Lavrov.
He stressed that Moscow for dialogue with the US is ready: “With its
the parties are always open to building honest, pragmatic dialogue with
Washington on all issues on the bilateral and global agenda
the basis of the principles of mutual respect, equality, the interests of each
other and non-interference in internal Affairs”, – said Lavrov.
He noted that in Moscow “of course, commented positively on the attitude
Donald trump on the development of cooperation between our countries
which he demonstrated during election campaign.”
He also pointed out that Washington provoked the introduction of
the anti-sanctions, does not bear them losses, unlike the countries of Europe.
“Washington, who became the initiator of a significant part of the anti –
plants, losses can not be held. Here our Italian, and generally European partners, probably, there is something to ponder… Italy is now the sixth largest economic partner of Russia, though for a long time kept the fourth position. It is noteworthy that the fifth place has risen the United States,” – said the head of Russian diplomacy.
Sanctions against Russia imposed by the US and the European Union after the annexation of Crimea, which the West considered annexation. Then the restrictions were increased in several stages, affecting entire sectors of the Russian economy, which was explained by the support that Russia allegedly is supporting the separatists in southeastern Ukraine.