Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with Izvestia writes: future negotiations with the US on guarantees. He stated that the Russian land offers an inalienable link with the US and NATO on this topic.
Ryabkov called Russia’s approach to negotiations with the United States “quite tough.” According to him, the tactics for dialogue are now being built in a completely different way. The approach could not be different, since Russia “tried to persuade” its American partners for too long that “a summary of the famous phrase from Krylov’s fable:“ And Vaska listens and eats ”.
“The failure of NATO to move closer to our borders, new ones are unacceptable, the non-emergence of weapons on the relevant territories, including, of course, the Ukrainian one, the failure to carry out appropriate provocative training events, and so on — all these are absolutely necessary inalienable elements. [переговоров]”, – admit.
If the discussion on these issues does not take place, then the Russian Federation will recognize the “inoperability” on the part of the United States. It is impossible to negotiate on such a basis, since it will become a repetition of the already passed stage, but “in an even more aggravated sense, a situation that threatens us.”
Earlier, White House spokesman Jen Psaki declined to comment on talks with Russia. She stated that the department does not intend to predict the outcome of the dialogue on security issues.