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    Russia 'Does Not Have Time for Cold Wars', Other Issues Should Be Solved

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    A new Cold War is totally unacceptable and would be a tragedy for the entire world, Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said.

    On Thursday, Zakharova held a live chat conversation on BBC. Within an hour and a half, she managed to answer 50-60 questions covering various topics.

    "That would be a disaster. There are a number of truly important global issues which must be resolved. They are terrorism, epidemics, refugees, and so on. We don’t have time for Cold Wars," she pointed out.

    She also underscored she does not believe that Russia is currently in isolation.

    "What is happening today is forcefully imposed rivalry and Russophobia. But blame politicians for that, not ordinary people. Why do they do it? It looks like there are a lot of reasons. And the main reason is stupidity," Zakharova said.

    Speaking on the Ukrainian crisis, the spokeswoman assumed that it is a result of the destructive policy by those who seized power in Kiev in 2014.


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