Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia “does not have bad intentions towards its neighbors.”
“We do not have bad intentions towards our neighbors. I advised them not to escalate the situation, not to start with restrictions. We fulfill and will fulfill our obligations. We do not see the need for the situation to escalate or the relationship to deteriorate. All our actions are always a direct response to the unfriendly steps against the Russian Federation.
“I think everyone should think about normalizing relations and normal cooperation,” he stated.