US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan personally responded to the Russian Foreign Ministry. A senior US embassy official told reporters that the document was intended to address Moscow’s general concerns and to identify areas where the United States says it sees progress with Russia: arms control, transparency, and stability.
The US response to Russia is that “Russia is building a serious diplomatic path if it chooses to do so,” Bellingen told reporters Wednesday, and I can’t wait to continue discussing the document with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei. Lavrov in the next few years days. He recovered in Moscow.
The document we presented includes the concerns of the United States, our allies, and our partners about Russia’s actions undermining security and politics, an operational assessment of the concerns raised by Russia, and our proposals for areas where we can. Look for common ground, said Blingen.
It is not yet clear whether the latest diplomatic announcement from Moscow will change the course of talks between Russia and the West, warning that troops and a US invasion of the Ukrainian border would be imminent.
The US has repeatedly said that the central demand of Russian President Vladimir Putin – that the US and NATO pledge not to allow Ukraine to ally itself – is not just a start. Although Blinken declined to disclose the details presented in Moscow, he said he rejected Moscow’s demands that NATO pledged never to join Ukraine, and reiterated the West’s general response in support of NATO’s open door policy.
“There will be no change. There will be no change,” Bellingen said of US and NATO support for the alliance’s open-door policy.
“We make it clear that we have important policies that guarantee the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and that countries have the right to choose and choose their security agreements and alliances,” he added.
On Tuesday, a Netflix State Department spokesperson said that the United States is in close consultations with allies and partners, including Ukraine.
Bellingen said Wednesday that the ball is now in Russia’s court.
I think there are important things if Russia is serious about business. It depends on President Putin. Let’s see how they respond,” he said.
“It is not an official negotiating document.”
In a US written response to Moscow, Blinken said President Joe Biden was “closely involved”.
In response to a question from CNN’s Kylie Atwood, Blinken said, “You know, how do you get ideas, input, and ideas from partners and associates, we’ve been reviewing them over and over over the past few weeks.
Bellingen said the document released on Wednesday “is not an official negotiating document.”
These are not express proposals. If it’s serious, we can put together areas and some ideas to enhance collective security.
According to a well-known source, Ukraine received a copy of the American proposals.
Bellingen said the document has been seen in Congress and will be explained to congressional leaders on Wednesday.
He said the United States would not publish their document because they believed diplomacy had a better chance of succeeding if it allowed secret talks.
“We hope and expect that Russia will have the same perspective and take our plan seriously,” Blinken said.
However, US officials acknowledge that the full document will likely be revealed after Russia receives it.
The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the answer. The ministry said in a statement that “Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander in Khrushchev received US Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan at his request.”
Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that NATO had sent a written response to Moscow’s security requests. Speaking at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, he said the NATO proposal was sent “in parallel with the United States.”
Although the positions of Moscow and the alliance were “far off”, the NATO leader identified three main areas in which he sees NATO as “room for progress”. He called on Moscow and NATO to reopen their “offices in Moscow and Brussels.”
“We need to make full use of existing military contacts to improve transparency and reduce risks,” he said. See also Establishing a Civilian Hotline for Emergency Use.
I still hope to inspire diplomacy
US officials believe the ideas they have formulated in writing will spark talks with Russia, but said that will only happen if Putin decides he wants to be involved. State Department officials said the purpose of the written response — Russia’s request for ideas written in December — is to stoke US diplomacy, which they believe could prevent Russian aggression against Ukraine.
“When the Russians came back and told you to write this, our understanding was just as we thought, if it would allow the final decision-maker in Russia to consider the ideas and decide whether to move forward, in our interest between the United States and Lavrov last week “We are curious to see if they can move forward.” “Geneva, Switzerland.
The United States has been consulting with allies, including Ukraine, in recent weeks. Officials said this is one reason the United States has not yet provided a written response.
But some allies and experts question how much emphasis should be placed on this US document because it should not welcome talks about Russia’s main demands, and Moscow is concerned that the US response could be used as an excuse. It can be said that diplomacy has failed.
That disbelief may be true, but you see the glass as half full or half empty, and if you think there’s any chance of it being achieved with some kind of diplomatic disapproval, shall we go? “Agreed officer. Try it and see if there’s room for it.”
Bellingen told Geneva that US and Russian officials will meet again after sending the written proposal to Russia.
The story was updated Wednesday with the background and more improvements.
CNN’s Casey Riddell, Eli Kaufman, Daria Tarasova, Lauren Kent, and Lindsay Isaac contributed reporting.
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