Preparation of Moscow's reaction to Washington's response on security guarantees is at the final stage

Russia is completing the preparation of an official response to the US response on security guarantees announced by the Russian side in December 2021. This was stated on February 1, 2022 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a briefing for the media after a telephone conversation with the head of the US State Department, Anthony Blinken.

Answering questions, the minister noted that interdepartmental coordination of the reaction to the document that came from Washington is currently underway. The US proposals are being studied by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Foreign Ministry, the Federal Security Service, the Foreign Intelligence Service and the Office of the President of Russia. The discussion process is in its final stages. Thus, no one has yet given an official answer to the Americans to their letter.

Today we actually heard from the US State Department about the alleged response from Moscow to the document that the Americans sent as a reaction to our original proposal for security guarantees in Europe. There is a misunderstanding here...

Said the minister.

Lavrov explained that when Moscow received the document from Washington, they immediately began to study it. It turned out to contain a large number of important in their own way, but still secondary issues.

But on the key issue, which prompted us to turn to the US and NATO with initiatives, the reaction was negative ...

- Lavrov explained, emphasizing that this is an issue that Russia will not allow to "roll up" and consign to oblivion.

We remind you that Moscow's main demand from the West is the implementation of previously reached agreements. In previous years, the parties agreed that the entry of any states into alliances and unions should not harm the security of other countries. Now the West is carefully pretending to have forgotten about it.
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  1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 2 February 2022 00: 11
    If it has long been clear that we are not satisfied with their answer, it is pointless to suck up the details of this answer in departments.
    Action is needed to reconsider the US and NATO approach itself, i.e. the same plan B.
    It turns out - we did not have it?
    Are we just developing it now? Or we can not decide on it?
    How does it look in the eyes of our enemies?
    And how - in the eyes of our potential allies?
    So we started confidently, convinced everyone of our seriousness, and now we ourselves are turning everything into a circus?
  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 2 February 2022 03: 43
    Ultimately, it will be the choice of the West, Western Europe, in which direction the whole of Europe will move together with Russia. Everyone understands that it will not be possible to freeze the conflict in Ukraine again. One way or another, you have to make a choice.
    The first hints of what a negative scenario could be are already there - Russia has closed the export of ammonium nitrate for two months.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 February 2022 10: 11

    Through the streets of the Elephant they drove,
    As you can see,
    It’s known that Elephants are a curiosity with us -
    There were crowds of onlookers behind the Elephant.
    From nowhere, meet Moska them.
    Seeing the Elephant, well, to him to rush,
    And bark, and scream, and tear,
    Well, and climbs into a fight with him.
    "Neighbor, stop being shameful,"
    Her mongrel says: “Do you care about Elephant?
    Look, you wheeze, and he goes forward to himself
    And she doesn’t notice your barking at all. ”-
    "Eh, eh!" Pug replies to her:
    "This is what gives me the spirit,
    That I, absolutely without a fight,
    I can get into big bullies
    Let the dogs say:
    “Ay, Pug! know she is strong
    What barks at the Elephant! "

    (Krylov I.A.)
    1. Alexander V. Offline Alexander V.
      Alexander V. (Alexander VOZOVIK) 2 February 2022 13: 18
      Europe is very similar to a pug, it is pissed off with threats like from a cornucopia, and Russia is calmly waiting for an answer to security guarantees