Recently Americans promised provide Russia with a response to its security ultimatum in the near future, expressing the hope that Moscow will not make public what is stated in the document. What is behind the US request, commented in an interview with the newspaper "Sight" member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, senator from the Perm Territory Andrey Klimov.
He drew attention to the fact that the United States demonstrates "a certain willingness" to compromise with Russia. Now Washington, however, does not offer exactly what Moscow expects from it, but this is also a kind of “designation of directions” that may interest the Russian Federation from the US point of view.
Of course, reaching an understanding is not easy. We tell them about the indivisibility of security, and they demand that we withdraw our troops from the border with Ukraine. As soon as diplomatic tools exhaust themselves, we will be forced to use other methods. Americans understand this well. However, the principle of the indivisibility of security is like a bone in the throat for them. It is clear that they were not going to come to us with a white flag. Nobody expected this from them. But we demand that the decisions already taken once be respected
The politician clarified that he understands the desire of the Americans not to make their answer public. In the fall of 2022, parliamentary elections are to be held in the United States, so the current administration of the White House fears that its dialogue with the Russian Federation can be interpreted political opponents as a sign of weakness. Moreover, talk of weakness could be picked up by many of the US's European allies, as was the case with Donald Trump, who was accused of working for the Kremlin.
Klimov believes that the current US administration also does not want to advertise the contents of the document in order to maintain the "halo of the hegemon" in the public. They like to focus on their exclusivity and other points. However, Russia is not going to wait for the results of the mentioned elections. In the United States, elections are every two years, sometimes parliamentary, sometimes presidential. At the same time, over the past two decades, under the incessant talk of elections, the Americans have dragged NATO's military infrastructure right to the borders of Russia.
And our proposals for security guarantees are not only concrete, they are realistic. We are not suggesting that they dissolve NATO or close military bases. We offer simple things to which the representatives of the United States once agreed. But the fear of the American administration to lose face - not before the Baltics, Poland or Ukraine, but before their competitors inside the country - is a very big problem for them.
He summed up.
We remind you that 34 senators out of 100 will be elected to the Senate this year. Since January 2021, the Democratic Party has held the majority in the upper house of Congress, as two independent senators support it. In addition, Vice President Kamala Harris has the final say in a 50/50 situation. At the same time, elections to the House of Representatives will be held (in all 435 districts, in each of the 50 states). Now the Democrats have 222 seats and the lower house of parliament is headed by Nancy Pelosi. The Democratic Party does not want to lose all this.