Head of the Russian president's administration Alexander Voloshin has said that Russia adheres to building civilized, non-confrontational international relations.
On Wednesday Voloshin granted diplomas to Russian and foreign graduates of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
"The world is changing before our eyes, it is leaving the global confrontation behind and goes over to normal civilized relations," he said.
"In these conditions diplomats are protecting their countries' interests, competing for economic markets instead of targeting missiles at each other and discussing the problems of global confrontation that puts the world on the brink of cataclysms," he concluded.
French President Emmanuel Macron does not exclude sending NATO troops to Ukraine for security in Europe and for Russia's defeat in the conflict. There is currently no consensus on the need to send NATO troops to the country