US imposes new sanctions on Syria over suspected chemical attackWorld April 24, 21:23
Russian businessman plans to build sailplane to fly around the globe nonstop in 5 daysScience & Space April 24, 19:50
Roscosmos excludes three cosmonauts from space teamScience & Space April 24, 19:34
Russian Foreign Ministry: Terrorists in Syria may get chemical weapons from Libya, IraqRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 19:05
US not ready yet to restart arms control dialog, Russian diplomat saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 18:57
Court recognizes Russia’s Sports Ministry as affected party in WADA whistleblower caseSport April 24, 18:48
Elephant, giraffe and wildcats found among Muscovites’ house petsSociety & Culture April 24, 17:48
Putin calls for setting apart real anti-corruption crusaders from political show-offsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 16:34
Moscow court turns down Jehovah’s Witnesses bid to fight Justice Ministry’s banWorld April 24, 16:08
MOSCOW, April 15 (Itar-Tass) - The United States realises which negative impact on relations with the Russian Federation has the Magnitsky Act and the situation with adopted Russian children, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after a meeting with his Finnish colleague Erkki Tuomioja.
“As for the state of bilateral relations, we have heard from Thomas Donilon and US Secretary of State John Kerry, that they understand the negative effects to the bilateral relationship of a number of factors, including the Magnitsky list, the condition of adopted Russian children,” said Lavrov.
“Russia is always open for cooperation with the United States, but cooperation must be equal, meet mutual interests and be based on the non-interference into internal affairs,” the Russian minister said.
“We’ll be ready to discuss any issues with the most consistent observance of civilised norms of international law. Of course, Moscow realises the importance of Russian-American interaction, which has an impact on strategic stability and international relations as a whole,” he stressed.
“Our priority is to resolve the issues, which have raised in our relations recently, because this is the attitude towards our citizens. As they treat our citizens we’ll also look at the attitude towards our country as a whole,” Lavrov pointed out.