Russia Seeks Building Ties With US Based on Non-Interference in Internal Affairs: Putin
© Sputnik / Алексей БабушкинRussian President Vladimir Putin holds an operational meeting with permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation via videoconference on March 31, 2023
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia stands for building relations with the United States solely on the principles of equality, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
Relations between Russia and the United States, on which global security and stability depend, are experiencing a deep crisis, the president said, adding that the fact that Washington uses support for color revolutions, including in Ukraine, in its foreign policy has led to today's crisis.
"We have always advocated building Russian-US relations solely on the principles of equality, respect for each other's sovereignty and interests, and non-interference in internal affairs. We will be guided by this in the future," Putin said at a credentials ceremony in Moscow.
"We expect our partners to adhere to the principles of equality and mutual consideration of interests in their relations with us. It is precisely these approaches that are laid down in the recently approved new concept of Russia's foreign policy," Putin added.
The new concept of Russian foreign policy sets out a system of views on Russia's national interest "in the complex, dynamically changing world," and outlines the main goals and objectives, as well as key areas of work for the country's diplomacy, Putin noted.