Russia must be a participant in discussions of international issues, its isolation is not necessary, said the Director of the British foreign office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Michael Tatum.
"I don't think we should strive to isolate the Russian Federation. There are areas of mutual interest, in the discussion which ought to involve the Russian Federation. This is Iran, non-proliferation, the fight against crime, the Syrian Arab Republic. Judging realistically, Russia must be a party to discuss these issues, "said Tatem, speaking at the meeting of the research center of the Henry Jackson Society in the British Parliament, RIA" Novosti ".
Stating the government's position on Russia, Tatem said that Western countries must take a tough line on Russia over its behavior in Ukraine and save punishment as an important instrument of pressure on the Russian Federation. We add that the attempts of the West to isolate the Russian Federation many times uttered and Russian politics. The head of the international Department of the state Duma Alexei Pushkov may 19, said that North America have the opportunity to lose interest in Ukraine because of the failure of Russia's isolation." Since the isolation of Russia failed, and the major issues of world politics that cannot be resolved, the U.S. has the possibility of losing the current interest in Ukraine, " he explained. Prior to this, and the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said that the visit of U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in Sochi says the failure of attempts to isolate the Russian Federation. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries.