MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On December 2, speaker of the Brazilian lower house of parliament Eduardo Cunha launched impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, accusing her of fiscal law violations.
"We maintain good relations with everyone. In the current situation, many of them are on opposite poles, but it is important… that we maintain contacts with all the leading political forces," Alexander Shchetinin told RIA Novosti in an interview.
Since 2014, the United States, the European Union and its allies imposed several rounds of sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The deterioration in its relations with the West prompted Moscow to develop stronger ties with Latin American and BRICS countries.