The Russian Prime Minister on arrival at the APEC summit in Manila had called the West’s position on Russia’s isolation is short-sighted and against their own peoples.
MANILA, 18 Nov. The course of a number of Western countries to isolate Russia looks strange against the background of recent terrorist attacks, this position is short-sighted and harmful for the world, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Speaking about the crash of the Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt and the terrorist attacks in Paris, he stated that war has been declared on the civilised world.
“All the more strange is the stance of some Western countries on Russia,” Medvedev said to journalists upon arrival in Manila, where he will participate in the APEC summit.
He explained that this short position can be formulated as follows: “Let the world is falling to ruin, but with Russia we do not want to work. Yes, the ISIS (extremist group “Islamic state”) is evil, but not absolute. Not such that to destroy him to cooperate with the Russians. We don’t like (the head of Syria Bashar) Assad and sympathize with Ukraine and Russia the opposite type. Therefore, no work, no normal contacts, discuss the Syrian issue. You have your goals in the Syrian campaign, we have ours. We announced to the Russian boycott, we will not be friends with them, we will isolate them”.
“And then blowing up a plane, killing in Paris, people are dying in Syria and other places. Short-sighted and harmful for the entire world position. The position is aimed against its own people”, — concluded the head of the Russian government.