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Russia responds to US letter on conflict with Ukraine

todayFebruary 1, 2022

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The United States Government has received a response to the letter it sent to Moscow on issues relating to the conflict with Ukraine, according to the United States Department of State.

“We can confirm that we received a written reply from Russia. It would be unproductive to negotiate in public, so we will leave it up to Russia if they want to talk more about their response, “said a spokesperson for the institution.

It was only last week that Washington and NATO responded to the demands of the Russian government on security assurances to ease tension over Ukraine. Responses, which Moscow later called “quite confusing”.

Vladimir Putin’s government insists that it does not want a war and cedes responsibility for the current crisis to NATO. “If it depends on Russia, there will be no war, but neither will we allow our interests to be grossly ignored and trampled”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Moscow wants assurances from the Atlantic Alliance not to include Ukraine and Georgia among its allied members, the cessation of all military cooperation with the former Soviet republics and the withdrawal of the Alliance’s troops and armaments to the positions they held prior to 1997.

Meanwhile, the US has already set a date for the possible invasion: February. In this regard, from the Kremlin, Dimitri Peskov, has requested that the Executive of Joe Biden stop “exacerbating” tensions and minimize the “hysteria created by Washington” as it in turn “causes hysteria in Ukraine itself”.

Similarly, the United Kingdom’s announcement of possible sanctions against Russian businessmen is also described by Russia as “very alarming”. ” It will be difficult for us to rectify the situation until we Europeans realise that it harms us all”.

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold a telephone meeting with his Russian counterpart, Lavrov.

Written by: BayRadio News

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