Moscow calls the preliminary round of the US-Russia consultations “incredible” but “difficult”.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov described as “incredible” his meeting with the US Undersecretary of State, Wendy Sherman, held this Sunday in Geneva (Switzerland) on the eve of the consultations on security guarantees in the European region that Moscow and Washington will maintain this Monday.

“We got involved in the matter of the next business. The conversation was difficult, it cannot be easy […] I think that tomorrow we are not going to waste time. I never lose my optimism, I am always guided by him, “stressed the senior diplomat in his statements to journalists.

Shortly before, this day Riabkov declared that “it would be naive” to suppose that the negotiations will bring progress quickly, judging by the signals coming from Washington and Brussels in recent days. In parallel, he assured that Moscow will not make “any concessions” in Geneva.under pressure and threats“which are constantly being exercised from the West.

  • Following the negotiations in Geneva, the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council and consultations will take place within the framework of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
  • On December 17, Moscow published two proposed agreements that it wants to reach with the US and NATO. The documents include, among other key points, mutual guarantees of security in Europe, as well as the non-expansion of the alliance to the east, including the accession of former members of the USSR.

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