Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia-United States relations are worse than during the Cold War due to a lack of mutual respect.
Moscow is ready to normalize its relationship with Washington, Lavrov said, adding that the United States should stop acting like a "ruler" and not "bring its allies together on the front line" with Russia and China.
Lavrov warned that if the United States abscessed from a dialogue based on mutual respect on the basis of a balance of interests, 'it could happen during the Cold War or in worse conditions'.
"During the Cold War, tensions rise and risky crisis situations often arise, but there was also mutual respect. It seems to me that there is now a lack of respect," he said.