In case of refusal, Moscow’s reactions can be “very different”, admitted Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his opinion, Russia was “pinned” to the red line, “beyond which there is nowhere to retreat.” “It’s not even about the line that we don’t want anyone to cross. The fact is that we have nowhere to go, ”he pointed out. Putin also appealed about the change due to the emergence of missile systems in Ukraine. “Four to five minutes of flight time to Moscow. Well, where do we go now, then? They just brought us to such a state that we have to tell them: stop! “- he concluded.
According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, Western countries must either take the proposals seriously or prepare for a “military-technical alternative.” Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called Ukraine’s entry into the issue of “life and death for us.”
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Kadyrov explained the statement on the condition for the accession of Ukraine to Russia
At the end of December, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presented that representatives of the alliance never made promises not to expand the bloc, since this is the permission of the organization. He pointed out that the compromise with Russia is a member of Ukraine, as to discuss the entry into the alliance of the member states of the bloc and Kiev. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba called Russia’s demands humiliating.
Talks between Russia and the United States are scheduled for January 10, a spokesman for the US National Security Council said. Already on January 12, he added, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council is expected, and in the afternoon – negotiations between representatives of Moscow and the OSCE.