Moscow describes the preliminary round of US-Russian consultations as “incredible” but “difficult”.
10 ene 2022 01:34 GMT
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov believes that the two sides will not “lose time” during the main stage of the negotiations.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov described his meeting with US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, which took place on Sunday in Geneva (Switzerland), on the eve of consultations on security guarantees in the European region that Moscow and Washington will maintain, as “amazing”. This Monday.
“We engaged in the matter of the next business. The conversation was difficult, and it couldn’t be easy […] I think so tomorrow We will not waste time. In his statements to reporters, the senior diplomat stressed my optimism.
A little earlier, this day Ryabkov announce It would be “naive” to assume that the negotiations will make rapid progress, judging by the signals from Washington and Brussels in recent days. In parallel, he stressed that Moscow would not make “any concessions” in Geneva.Under pressure and threats“which is constantly being practiced from the West.
- Following the negotiations in Geneva, the NATO-Russia Council meeting and consultations will be held within the framework of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
- On December 17, Moscow published two proposed agreements it wants to conclude with the United States and NATO. The documents include, among other key points, mutual guarantees of security in Europe, as well as the non-expansion of the alliance to the east, including the accession of former members of the Soviet Union.
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