23 Aug 2018 18:43

Russia interested in civilized resolution of trade war between Washington, Beijing - Ryabkov

MOSCOW. Aug 23 (Interfax) - Russia is feeling the effects of the unfolding trade war between the United States and China and is interested in a resolution of the situation in a civilized way, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

"As a nation that is integrated enough into the global economy and finance, Russia cannot but feel the effects of what is happening now," Ryabkov said in an interview with the International Affairs journal, when talking about problems in trade relations between the U.S. and China.

"We are surely interested to see the problems settled in a more civilized way and not interested in any measures that eventually have a dampening, depressing effect on the global economic growth, on a number of markets," Ryabkov said.

The U.S.-China trade war is likely to "have an impact on global growth and cause certain imbalances on markets," he added.

"Such a trend is undesirable. What we are seeing now is their mutually introducing tariffs on sizable product groups," Ryabkov said.