In Russia, they would not want and are not interested in the fact that in contacts between Moscow and Washington things come to a severance of diplomatic relations. Such an opinion in an interview with Izvestia expressed Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
“We would not like such a development. By and large, the break in diplomatic relations is a signal that there is no political resource left at all, only power remains. We don’t need it. We cannot slash across the shoulder, we must not succumb to provocations, and provocations have already taken place more than once. The resource of diplomatic demarches has not been exhausted in addition to the severance of relations,” – said the diplomat.
According to him, communication channels between countries are in demand, and they are needed, among other things, to discuss the fate of Russian citizens in American prisons.
In addition, Ryabkov clarified that there are still no signals from the American side about the intention to break off diplomatic relations with Moscow: “they confirm that they, too, seem to need dialogue and channels of communication.”