About it writes RIA Novosti.

According to the diplomat, Russia "as a matter of principle" has never refused dialogue.

“At the same time, a real dialogue is possible only if there is an adequate partner on the other side.

This requires the “ripening” of the United States to a serious conversation on truly equal principles and on the basis of a readiness to respect our interests and not cross our “red lines” in the field of security, ”Ermakov emphasized.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that there were no signs of US readiness to resume negotiations with Russia on strategic stability.