Moscow, Feb. 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Germany agree to be Ukrainians themselves who resolve the political crisis in their country, declared here today the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the beginning of conversations with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmer.
We are not against a Russian mediation between opponents and power, if we ask both parties insisted Steinmer in statements to the press together with his host.
Upon receiving the head of German diplomacy, Lavrov said that in this visit both parties will discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, with emphasis on European and international issues.
He recalled a recent meeting with Steimer on the sidelines of the Munich International Security Conference and indicated that their contacts have become a regularity.
The Russian minister also anticipated that Moscow and Berlin will maintain close cooperation in resolving key international problems within the group of the eight most developed economies (G-8), along with Canada, USA, France, Italy, Japan and the UK.
He said that the interaction between Moscow and Berlin is especially needed now, given that Russia will deliver the baton relay for the presidency of the G8 in Germany.
Russia supplies more than 40 percent of the natural gas needs of Germany, Europe’s largest economy, and Berlin is the main trading partner of Moscow in Europe.
The volume of commercial exchange grew so much in recent years and in 2012 recorded a record high of 73 billion 900 million dollars.