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World community should not wait for ‘horsemen of Apocalypse’ but negotiate, says Medvedev

According to Dmitry Medvedev, Russia has never shut itself off from international communication

MOSCOW, June 3. /TASS/. Russia is in favor of dialogue on all issues, but it should be a dialogue that takes into account its concerns and is aimed at creating indivisible security in the world, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Al Jazeera TV channel.

Commenting on his May Telegram post that lists 10 grim consequences of anti-Russian sanctions for the world, Medvedev stressed that these are not predictions, but "things that have already happened." "One can have different attitudes to it, one can believe that the horsemen of the Apocalypse are already on their way and all hope is in Almighty God. However, one can still try to tone down this international situation," the deputy chairman said.

According to him, Russia "has never shut itself off from international communication," and is ready to talk. President Vladimir Putin and other Russian politicians have repeatedly stated this at various venues.

"We are ready to have a dialogue on all issues, but a respectful one that takes into account our sovereignty, our concerns, and is aimed at creating indivisible security; not in the interests of individual countries, but indivisible security. And then these 10 consequences can be reduced - if we have the right discussions, if we negotiate in the right way," Medvedev concluded.