MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. World War II has made it clear there is a need for cooperation between countries for the sake of their common interest, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
"We should remember one of the most important lessons of that war. We should act in concert and join efforts, and then we will get the result we want to see," Lavrov told a ceremony in Moscow for laying flowers at memorial plaques with names of Russian diplomats killed during the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, as the four-year battle between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany is known.
"A number of our partners today are trying to act exclusively in their own unilateral interests, seeking to achieve advantage not on the basis of collective actions but at the expense of the interests of others," he said, adding that Russia was ready for "an honest, fair and equitable work we have always been ready for.".