The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said, Russia is not configured to break relations with the United States.
"We had a habit of such double standards, and We relate to them. And simultaneously understand that We are not disposed to break relations with the United States. We have shared a positive agenda, interaction, cooperation, We are ready to cooperate with the United States in the conservation world, "said Matviyenko on Tuesday in the broadcast of" the Structure of time " on the First channel.
Relations between Russia And the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. In the past year, the EU And the United States from the point of sanctions 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 introduced about her punishment. Moscow has stated many times that it is absolutely not privy to the events in the South-Eastern part of Ukraine, supplies the militia military equipment And ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict And is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political And economic crisis.