Relations between Russia and the West must not be built in the logic of opposition, and on the philosophy of cooperation, said the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in interview to the Italian newspaper "Il Corriere della Sera" at the beginning of his visit to the country.
"We do not feel that we are being lied to or somehow incorrectly did to us, this is not the point. The fact that the Relationship must be based on a long term basis - not in a logic of confrontation, and guided by the philosophy of cooperation, " Putin said.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July last year the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.