Russia will seriously consider whether it is worth resuming relations with the West, if Moscow receives a corresponding proposal. This was stated on May 23 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“If they want to offer something in terms of resuming relations, then we will seriously consider whether we need it or not. We must stop in any way dependent on the supply of anything from the West to ensure the development of critical industries for the security, economy and social sphere of our Motherland, ”he said, answering a question as part of the Gymnasium project. EAT. Primakov “100 questions to the leader”.
Lavrov stressed that at present the center of world development has shifted to Eurasia. At the same time, Russia has the most extensive network of partnerships in the Eurasian region at this moment, on which one should rely in the development of transport, transit, and logistics capabilities of the Russian Federation.
In addition, the Foreign Minister noted that there are attempts by Western governments to “play along” with Russophobic manifestations at the household level. Under the influence of this Russophobia, political scientists began to pay attention to Western descriptions of Russia in the past, he said.
At the same time, he said that the West would be forced to admit that it is impossible to constantly attack Russia’s vital interests with impunity. Russia should rely on partners in the Eurasian region for further development, Lavrov added.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation also expressed the opinion that bilateral relations between Russia and China in the economic sphere will develop against the backdrop of confrontation with Western states. According to him, with the assistance of Beijing, Russia will be able to realize its potential in many areas, including nuclear energy.
On April 22, Sergei Lavrov, after negotiations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Tleuberdi, said that the insolvency and non-negotiability of the West is becoming more and more obvious in all regions of the world. In particular, he drew attention to the fact that Western restrictions are “absolutely illegal, illegitimate.”
On March 30, Sergei Lavrov announced Russia’s interest in the sustainable and consistent development of relations with China. He noted that Moscow and Beijing, together with like-minded people, will move towards a “multipolar, fair, democratic world order.”