Nuland announced the preparation of a written response to Russia on security guarantees

Washington intends to continue communicating with Moscow and is already preparing a written response to Russia on the security guarantees it demanded in December 2021. On January 15, the Financial Times was told by the Deputy Head of the US State Department for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland.

We want to continue the conversation. But we believe that this should be done on the basis of mutual understanding. They (Russia - ed.) stated their claims, but we (USA - ed.) have their own arguments

- she said.

Nuland stressed that the door for a diplomatic solution of issues is open on the American side. At the same time, a high-ranking functionary added that the recent large-scale cyber attack in Ukraine is “part of the Russian strategy” and does not exclude “a possible Russian invasion of Ukrainian soil.” She explained, without going into detail, that there are 18 "different scenarios" for the reaction of the US and its European allies to inflict "acute pain" on Russia if it "takes any aggressive step."

We remind you that on the eve of the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, said that over the past three decades, Russia "has accumulated a lot of understanding", that "on promises, on some political spells won't work." That is why the Russian Federation wants NATO non-expansion guarantees to be fixed in writing, i.e. legally documented.

It should be noted that in the period from January 9 to 13, numerous consultations were held between the Russian Federation, the United States and NATO at various venues, including the OSCE. However, the West categorically does not perceive, or rather does not want to understand, Moscow's obvious concern.
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  1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 16 January 2022 11: 20
    Why didn't Hitler sign the non-aggression pact? But Russia, too, with the Ukrainian, also signed a lot of friendship and in "love but. Paper will not save if anything. No need to hang noodles on your ears.
  2. Pink 123 Floyd 328 (Pink Floyd) 16 January 2022 21: 18
    Russian diplomats busily and consistently sat first in the Geneva puddle at negotiations with the United States, then in Brussels at negotiations with NATO, and then, without drying their trousers, went to Vienna and repeated the usual water procedure there during the summit with the OSCE. And now everyone is asking each other two questions: “what happened” and “what will Putin do now”?

    In answering the second question, so far all the specifics on this score are limited to the words of Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov. In an interview with RTVi, he said that he did not want to "neither confirm nor rule out" the possibility of deploying Russian military infrastructure in Cuba and Venezuela in the event of a failure of negotiations with the West.

    After Ryabkov's statement, the frightened Moscow Exchange index fell by more than 2%, and the ruble depreciated. The ruble exchange rate strengthens the fall, the euro is already more expensive than 87 rubles, and the dollar is approaching 76 rubles, according to trading data.

    There is another hypothesis that Russia, in spite of NATO, will freeze its ears, that is, it will recognize the terrorist enclaves of the “DPR” and “LPR”, or even hold a referendum there and “return them to their native harbor” as Crimea. In this case, the sanctions carefully prepared by the US Congress may come in handy, including sanctions against Vladimir Putin. Given the reverent attitude of the Kremlin servants towards Putin, who is perceived not as the highest official, but as a sacred symbol of Russia, the very idea of ​​imposing sanctions against Putin was perceived as the same “kick in the balls” that the former head of the Polish Foreign Ministry Sikorsky promised Lavrov.
  3. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 17 January 2022 02: 04
    It feels like the Rubicon has been crossed...