Russia urges West to restore anti-terror cooperation

AP News
Posted: Jan 12, 2015 8:17 AM
Russia urges West to restore anti-terror cooperation

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says terror attacks in France have highlighted the need to restore anti-terror cooperation between Moscow and the West.

Sergey Lavrov said Monday that such cooperation, which the West suspended last year amid tensions over Ukraine, was essential for fighting terror.

Lavrov represented Russia during Sunday's unity march in Paris after 17 people were killed in attack in the French capital.

Lavrov has rejected the argument that Russia should change its stance on Ukraine to allow anti-terror cooperation with the West to resume, saying that such ties would benefit global peace. He says that a common response to terrorism shouldn't be conditional to "personal sympathies or personal offenses."