Washington expects from Moscow detailed explanations of the military presence on the Ukrainian border


The US State Department is awaiting an explanation from Russia about the military exercises announced by the Western Military District on Tuesday January 11th. This was stated during the briefing by the representative of the department Ned Price.


According to him, negotiations between Russia and the United States on security involve de-escalation of the situation on the border between Russia and Ukraine, which in turn indicates a refusal to take active steps and the need to return Russian servicemen to their places of permanent deployment.

Meanwhile, the Russian ambassador to Great Britain, Andrei Kelin, said in an interview with Sky News that NATO is provoking Ukraine into aggressive demarches against the Russian Federation. In this regard, he recalled how in 2008 the alliance also provoked Georgia and promised it to join Western military structures, after which Tbilisi unleashed aggression against Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

With regard to NATO expansion, Kelin noted that countries wishing to join the military bloc should be guided by many factors: the interests of neighboring states, political и economic the situation in the region, etc. Thus, Ukraine's entry into NATO will seriously complicate the security of Europe and will become the intersection of the "red lines" previously designated by the Kremlin.

At the same time, Russia is forced to conduct military exercises near its western borders, since NATO is showing dangerous activity in the Black Sea region and is building up its contingent and weapons in Eastern Europe. Moscow, however, does not abandon its attempts to define the principles of peaceful coexistence with the West and to formalize the corresponding agreements on paper.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 January 2022 18: 43
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    Washington expects from Moscow detailed explanations of the military presence on the Ukrainian border

    And this is for Zakharova, she will not only explain but also dance the "gypsy".
  2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 12 January 2022 20: 34
    +4
    "Washington expects from Moscow detailed explanations of the military presence on the Ukrainian border"

    Send the Moscow telephone directory to Washington.
    Let them study our "answer".
  3. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 12 January 2022 20: 59
    +2
    it's time just not to answer and not react to such statements of partners, at least from the organizations of Russia
    it's like not reacting to the barking of a little shabby dog ​​on the street, looked past
    1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 13 January 2022 08: 43
      +1
      Quote: Eduard Aplombov
      it's time just not to answer and not react to such statements of partners, at least from the organizations of Russia
      it's like not reacting to the barking of a little shabby dog ​​on the street, looked past

      Just not answering is a very weak position, figuratively "there is even nothing to answer."

      In any case, there are people in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who receive a salary and it is their responsibility not to miss the questions that have been made - arrivals.

      If, as you say, you need to "do not answer"
      The answer must be that
      - The United States has no right to demand a report on our exercises that take place on our territory.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 January 2022 09: 23
    +4
    In response, it should be said that Moscow expects Washington to provide detailed explanations for the presence of the American military in Europe. WW2 ended long ago. The main winner of Hitler was the USSR, and its successor, the Russian Federation, withdrew its troops from Western and Central Europe. Why isn't the US withdrawing its troops?
  5. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 13 January 2022 14: 06
    +2
    And why on earth should we report to the United States about what we should do on our own territory, this is not their dog's business, we do not tell them how they should behave and what to do, so Americans do not need to poke their nose into our affairs !!!
  6. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 17 January 2022 00: 23
    0
    Russia's toothless diplomacy is surprising.
    Instead of an appropriate response to outright rudeness, the ambassador to the UK began to make excuses! If you're making excuses, then you're guilty!
    Why didn't he ask about the maneuvers being prepared in Estonia ahead of the negotiations? Was there no information? There is already a serious question about the professionalism of our politicians or intelligence officers.