Secretary of State for U.S, Antony Blinken, remarked this Wednesday that now it corresponds to Russia decide whether to continue down the path of confrontation or diplomacy, after having sent a letter in response to the guarantees demanded by Moscow.
“We prefer diplomacy and we are prepared to move forward where there are possibilities for communication”, said the US foreign minister at a press conference at the State Department.
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flash indicated that he will not make the content of the letter public and stated that he hopes that Russia do your own.
In the opinion of the head of US diplomacy, the letter “sets out a serious diplomatic path, if Russia decides.”
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flash insisted, however, that the US is also “ready” to impose sanctions on Russia, which would have “serious consequences”, if he opts for aggression against Ukraine.
Regarding the possibility that Ukraine join the OTAN, option that rejects Russia, flash stressed that U.S will support the “open door” principle of the Atlantic Alliance.
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Russia received this Wednesday the written response from the US to the security guarantees it requires to stop the expansion of the OTAN and the emplacement of offensive weapons near its borders.
The Russian Government is now also awaiting a response from the Atlantic Alliance in what is a key week for diplomatic efforts aimed at preventing a Russian attack or invasion in Ukraine, on whose border it accumulates more than 100,000 soldiers.
The security guarantees demanded by Russia include curbing further expansion of the Alliance, in particular to Ukraine and Georgia; the cessation of all military cooperation with the former Soviet republics and the withdrawal of NATO troops and weapons to the positions they occupied before 1997.
A EE.UU., Russia he has specifically proposed a draft treaty to it, and to NATO, an agreement.
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