June 2, 2015 / 9:25 AM / in 3 years

Russia says no reset in relations with U.S., has pragmatic dialogue: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there was no new reset in relations with the United States, but that both sides engaged in a pragmatic and realistic dialogue, RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Commenting on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to Russia, Lavrov said he would not characterize that as a new reset.

“I would call it a return to the previous normal level,” the agency cited Lavrov as saying in an interview with Bloomberg news agency.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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