Russia says not interested in confrontation, "sanctions spiral"

MOSCOW Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:50am EDT

MOSCOW Aug 27 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow was not interested in confrontation with international partners or seeing more sanctions imposed between Russia and the West.

"We have no interest in a confrontation or in whipping up a spiral of sanctions," Lavrov said in comments broadcast by state-run television station Rossiya 24. (Reporting by Christian Lowe, Writing by Thomas Grove)