The United States has responded in writing to Russia’s demands for guarantees of its security, including the rejection of Ukraine’s membership in NATO. Secretary of State Anthony Blingen discussed the document at a news conference Wednesday.
The US position has not changed a single drop. It is now listed in black and white. In a long-awaited letter from the US ambassador to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Washington reaffirmed its commitment. ” The right of states to maintain and protect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to choose their own security arrangements and alliances “The head of US diplomacy, Anthony Blingen, hammered in front of the press. The letter reaffirms We defend the principle of open door in NATO “, He added.
Therefore, the United States sends that it is not committed to Moscow’s request for the withdrawal of NATO from Eastern countries such as Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic states. A request that Americans cannot accept. Once again, the US administration explains that its position on ongoing tensions is fully coordinated with its allies and partners. Similarly, Anthony Blinken reiterated the Western warnings of unprecedented retaliation against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.
“The Diplomatic Way”
However, he assured that the report would be issued. Serious diplomatic path if Russia wants “And he said he was ready to talk again.” In the next few days With his Russian companion Sergei Lavrov, who met Friday in Geneva.
US government proposes resumption of formal talks ” Weapons control », Especially on the question of strategic missiles and nuclear weapons stationed in Europe. He adds “ Possibility of mutual transparency measures regarding our military postures and measures to enhance confidence in military exercises and maneuvers in Europe .
In the same intervention, the US Secretary of State recalled that arms supplies to Ukraine continue to be from the United States and European countries, and especially from Eastern European members of the Atlantic Alliance. Thus, the Czech Republic announced on Wednesday that it would send 4,000 artillery shells to Ukraine in the coming days.
Immediate invasion, according to Washington
The United States on Monday deployed about 8,500 troops, which could strengthen NATO’s rapid reaction force to 40,000. However, no decision has been made on hiring them. NATO, for its part, has announced that it is preparing troops to strengthen its defenses in Eastern Europe and sending ships and warplanes, and that Russia considers the Atlantic Alliance troops in its vicinity to be an existential threat.
The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov promised. Necessary response measures If the West follows this The way of fighting “, A condemnation” Hysteria A Russian military intervention in Ukraine is said to be imminent. According to Washington, this could happen in mid-February. However, Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman pointed out that Vladimir Putin’s participation in the opening of the Beijing Olympics on February 4 could be influential. In his calendar Avoid hurting Chinese President Xi Jinping during this important event for China.
⁇ NATO also sends proposals to Russia
With our correspondent in Brussels, Pierre Benazette
Written and comprehensive response confirming in the past that the Coalition simultaneously supported prevention and dialogue. Faced with the strengthening of Russian troops around Ukraine, NATO insists on strengthening its air and maritime presence in the Black Sea and Baltic Sea, even as it prepares to resume talks with Moscow.
L’Otan Reach out again To Russia for a conversation, but refuses to give up the right to join new members Get ready for the worst Coalition Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.
⁇ The written proposals of the 30 NATO allies handed over to Russia tonight include a wide range of issues (…) We are trying to approach Russia again and continue the path of negotiations (…) but we are ready for that. Worse “, He announced during a press conference.
The NATO proposals were signed by thirty allies and sent to Moscow, which accepted the receipt. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insists that resuming dialogue with Russia, reopening diplomatic representations, restricting weapons together, but recognizing each other for conducting inspections during key maneuvers is fundamental.
⁇ Significant increase in the Russian deployment of war-ready troops in Belarus (which is currently taking place within the framework of maneuvers), which is why we need research and transparency in maneuvers. As we have seen before, we have seen in the Crimea in 2014, and many times before, that in the wake of the maneuvers the troops are acting in disguise to carry out the attack with greater caution. ⁇
Unsatisfied with accusing Russia of further strengthening its military position around Ukraine, the Atlantic Alliance rejects the Kremlin’s demands that its “open door” policy ensure that Ukraine and Georgia are offered a chance. Joins NATO.