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    Russia is interested in Brazil remaining a stable and democratic country which is capable of resolving its own problems within a legal framework, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia continues to view the events in Brazil as the country's internal affair, the statement added, stressing that the transition should not be allowed to cause a rift within Brazilian society and should remain within the constitutional framework.

    "We are interested in a stable, democratic and a rapidly developing Brazil which plays an important role in the international arena. For us, Brazil is an important political, economic and trading partner," the ministry said in a statement.

    Brazil and Russia are closely cooperating in the United Nations, the BRICS group and the G20 and Russia counts on Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, to continue developing ties with Russia, the ministry said.

    On Wednesday, 61 Brazilian senators voted to remove Rousseff from the presidential post. Former Vice President Michel Temer was subsequently sworn in as the country’s new leader. Temer will now serve as president until the end of 2018, when new elections will take place in Brazil.

    In May, the upper house of the Brazilian parliament voted 55-22 to start impeachment proceedings against Rousseff after she was accused of concealing the country’s budget deficit ahead of the 2014 election. Rousseff regards the impeachment proceedings as an illegal coup.


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