Russia appreciates the balanced approach of the ASEAN countries To the intra-Ukrainian crisis, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov, speaking on Wednesday at a Ministerial meeting of the Russia-ASEAN in Malaysia.
"We share the ASEAN approach To many problems, including what is happening in the middle East, and among them unacceptable impasse around the Palestinian problem, which must be unlocked as soon as possible. Appreciate the balanced approach of ASEAN To the internal crisis in Ukraine, the victims of which were already thousands and thousands of innocent people. Unfortunately, among them, the passengers of the Malaysian airliner, " said Lavrov, the text of which is published on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
in his own speech, the Minister gave an assessment of the circumstances of security in the Asia-Pacific region as " generally stable, though not easy ".
"Persist and even increase the challenges and risks that could pose a serious surge of tension. Growing competition for dominance in the Asia-Pacific region, exacerbated the problem of terrorism, transnational crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking ", - summed up the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
He also said "the radicalization of public sentiment, and among them, under the influence of different so-called "revolutions" in other parts of the world ".
"in this situation, the most important factor to ensure a Regional balance of power, We continue to believe the full capacity of interaction of all Asia-Pacific countries in Central guiding role of ASEAN. We have always defended this position and we will defend her and in the future, " drew attention Lavrov.
in Malaysia, 5-6 August annual event held by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) - a Ministerial meeting of the Russia-ASEAN meeting of foreign Ministers of the participating countries of the East Asia summit (EAS), 21st session of the ASEAN Regional forum on security (ARF).