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    According to the Russian prime minister, the US is responsible for worsening relations with Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United States is responsible for the degradation of bilateral ties with Russia, while Moscow never sought this, Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said Thursday.

    "The fact that our relationships have degraded, it is clear that the new [US] government will proceed from the national interests, but we still believe that this degradation is unfortunately to be blamed on our US partners. We did not seek this," Medvedev told journalists.

    He added that Russia-US security partnership was inevitable as two countries were responsible for maintaining peace in the world.

    "The first sector, where we depend on each other… is a matter of the international security. Two countries, the major nuclear powers and permanent members of the [UN] Security Council, we have a fundamental responsibility for the maintenance of the world peace," Medvedev stressed.


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