Russia regrets that the United States prefer to hold the line on ensuring its global leadership And trying to clean up the global field to the Western standards, said foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking during the "Government hour" in state Duma.
"It is clear that in the current situation it is necessary to agree on the basis of genuine equality, recent events confirm that water wears away the stone - joint action will be able to solve complex problems," – reports news Agency Lavrov's words.
"Our American colleagues continue to hold the line on its uniqueness And want to clean up the global field under the unified Western standards ", - has declared it." Unfortunately, Our American colleagues continue to hold the line on ensuring its leadership, its exclusivity, as many times they declare the international arena how, truly, no alternative of doing things, I want, if I may say so, to clean under a unified global field, own your Western standards ", – RIA "news" words of the head of the foreign Ministry." Once again, let me stress that we remain completely open To the resumption of full interaction with the European Union, And the United States. Naturally, when Our Western partners will move away from its current position, based on the unpromising language of ultimatums And illegitimate punishment ", - has said Lavrov. Relations between Russia And the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU And the United States from a point penalties against certain individuals And organizations have moved To the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. On 22 June, the EU Council formally extended the penalties against Russia for another six months, until 31 January 2016. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the extension of the EU sanctions against Russia unjustified And illegal. And, according to his statement, Russia will proceed from the principle of reciprocity. The Russian President Vladimir Putin said the signing of the decree on the extension of protective measures from 6 August 2015, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia issued a decree on the extension of the countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment.