The New York Times reports: "Speaking to Russian television in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, a day before a summit meeting in Brussels where European leaders were to reassess their relations with Russia, Mr. Medvedev said his government would adhere to five principles.
According to Medvedev, Russia would:
- observe international law.
- reject what he called United States dominance of world affairs in a “unipolar” world.
- seek friendly relations with other nations.
- defend Russian citizens and business interests abroad.
- claim a sphere of influence in the world.