Russia’s foreign minister has said Moscow will focus on developing relations with China, though would consider offers from the west to re-establish ties.
“Russia was working to replace goods imported from western countries and in future, would depend only on reliable countries not beholden to the west.
If they [the west] want to offer something in terms of resuming relations, then we will seriously consider whether we will need it or not.
We must cease being dependent in any way on supplies of absolutely everything from the west for ensuring the development of critically important sectors for security, the economy or our homeland’s social sphere.
Moscow’s goal now is to further develop ties with China. Now that the west has taken a dictator’s position, our economic ties with China will grow even faster.
In addition to direct revenue for the state budget, this is a chance to develop (Russia’s) far East and Eastern Siberia.
China had information and communications technologies that are in no way inferior to the west. A great deal here will ensure mutual benefits”, - said Sergei Lavrov.