RUSSIA 16:02 01.12.2016(updated 17:01 01.12.2016) Get short URL
On Russia-US Relations
"We hope to join efforts with the United States in the struggle against real, and not imaginary threat. With international terrorism."
On Cooperation With EU
"Russia's idea of forming a multilevel integration model in Eurasia, a large-scale Eurasian partnership, is very interesting. We have begun discussing it on international and regional levels. I am sure, this discussion is possible with the EU countries in which the demand is now growing for the independent political and economical directions. We see this in the results of the elections."
"[We are] committed to the friendly, equal dialogue, to upholding the principles of justice and mutual respect in international affairs, [we are] ready to the serious conversation on building a stable system of international relations of the 21st century. Unfortunately, in this context, the decades that passed after the end of the Cold War were lost in vain."
"We are always criticized that we allegedly introduce censorship in the country, now they [Western countries] are practicing in this area themselves."
On Nuclear Weapons
"I would like to emphasize that attempts to break the strategic parity [regarding nuclear armaments] are extremely dangerous and can lead to global catastrophe. One cannot forget about it for a minute."
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