Lavrov spoke about the need for dialogue between Kiev and ORDO and hinted at a cold war with the West

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that “Russia and the West agree that the settlement in Ukraine must be achieved in a direct dialogue of Kyiv with Donetsk and Lugansk”.

While Lavrov added that “Kiev has become the path of implementation of the Minsk agreements”, because there is no alternative. He said this at a security conference in Munich on 18 February, reports TASS.

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Relations with the United States

Lavrov added that “judging by some statements at the Munich conference, “cold war” never ended”.

“What kind of relationship we want with the US? Relations of pragmatism, mutual respect, understanding special responsibility for global stability?” — said Lavrov.

Also, the Russian foreign Minister added that Russia is ready to cooperate with USA in various fields so, how ready are the States themselves.

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However, he noted that Russia and the United States “has never been in a direct conflict between them was much more friendly the history of confrontation”.

“In all of our interests in a constructive development of Russian-American relations, especially because America is no less close to our neighbor than the EU: in the Bering Strait we are separated by only 4 km,” — said Lavrov.

While Lavrov said that he sees no facts in the charges in the hacking Russian hackers mail US Democratic party and interfering in elections in the United States, told Reuters.

Relations with NATO

Lavrov said that NATO is not ready to resume military cooperation with Russia.

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“It is necessary to resume military cooperation. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg yesterday surrounded by his deputies could not say that NATO is ready. It’s sad,” — said Lavrov.

We will remind, Vice-the President of the United States Mike Pence said that the world community needs to bring Russia to responsibility for events in Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

In Moscow, these words responded, saying that “disappointed with this position“.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in turn, urged NATO to strengthen its Eastern flank. According to her, NATO’s role in Europe increased after the annexation of Crimea by Russia.