MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Russia is always open for cooperation with foreign partners in any conflict situation on the basis of balance of interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.
“The fight against terrorism, as well as tasks of the settlement in Ukraine require a mutually respectful dialogue on the basis of balance of interests of all those who are anyhow involved in these processes,” Lavrov said.
“Russia is always open for cooperation with foreign partners in any international issue and in any conflict scenario on the basis of balance of interests,” he said.
“[Speaking at Harvard University] U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden did not apologise for other statements under which the United States made the EU bear the brunt of anti-Russian sanctions against its will and to the detriment of its economic interests. Biden confirmed the position that Victoria Nuland [U.S. Assistant Secretary of State] and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine set out in the telephone talk in January when they discussed the EU efforts for supporting the West’s interests in Ukraine,” Lavrov said.