Russia: Ties With US Worse Than During Cold War

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov | File Photo

Moscow– Russia’s top diplomat said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were even worse than during the Cold War times because of a lack of mutual respect.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow stood ready to normalise the ties with Washington, but warned that the US should stop posturing like a “sovereign” rallying its allies against Russia and China. He warned: “If the US shuns a mutually respectful dialogue on the basis of a balance of interests, we will live in conditions of a Cold War or worse.”

“During the Cold War, tensions were flying high and risky crisis situations often emerged, but there was also a mutual respect,” Lavrov said. “It seems to me there is a deficit of it now.” Earlier this month, the Biden administration slapped Russia with sanctions for interfering in the 2020 US presidential.

 

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