“In this case, the American diplomacy, unfortunately, the words disagree with the case.” The parliamentarian drew attention to the fact that Moscow has always invited Washington to discuss issues on an equal footing, but now and then it faced the refusals of the American side.
Despite the fact that the United States constantly makes us unfounded claims on certain issues, Russia has never refused to interstate dialogue. At the intergovernmental, inter-parliamentary level, we proposed and suggest that Washington sit down at the negotiating table and solve all problems with the help not of sanctions and pressure, but of respectful equal dialogue. Unfortunately, American politicians do not want to participate in this process.
We have repeatedly invited the American Ambassador Huntsman to come to us and talk about the approaches that the US considers important in both bilateral and multilateral relations. He regularly refuses visits to the State Duma. The same thing happens when our US-Russia parliamentary friendship group tries to initiate meetings with congressmen and senators, they refuse.
But we hope that sooner or later they will understand that this is the only way to resolve both bilateral and multilateral problems. ”