Negotiations may take place early next year.
Russia offers NATO to refuse to admit Ukraine to the Alliance / photo REUTERS
Bilateral talks between the United States of America and Russia may take place in January 2022.
This statement was made by the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried, writes Radio Liberty.
The talks will discuss Russia’s “demands” on the United States and NATO regarding guarantees that Ukraine and other post-Soviet states will not join the Alliance.
“We will decide on a date together with Russia, and we believe that this will happen in January,” Donfried told reporters.
Read alsoPutin called Macron a condition for holding the Normandy summitAs UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian Federation proposes to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to refuse to accept Ukraine into the Alliance and to refuse to conduct any military activity on the territory of Ukraine.
The Russian Federation also offers the United States not to create military bases on the territory of the countries of the former USSR and not to accept these countries into NATO.
Russia against Ukraine’s move to NATO
Vladimir Putin considers Ukraine’s membership in NATO a “red line”. In December, commenting on the data on the movement of Russian troops, the head of the Kremlin said that he would demand from the Alliance a guarantee that Ukraine would not enter.
Biden, in talks with Putin on December 7, refused to abide by the Kremlin’s “red lines” regarding Ukraine’s possible membership in the military alliance.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in turn, confirmed that Russia does not have the right to veto Ukraine’s membership in NATO. However, on December 9, he invited Russian representatives to meet at a meeting of the NATO-Russian Council against the background of the accumulation of Russian troops in Ukraine, the countries of the eastern flank of the Alliance negatively perceived.
In Ukraine, they are convinced that the non-aligned nature of Ukraine will in no way diminish Putin’s “appetite”. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that the North Atlantic future of Ukraine is decided by its people, not Russia.
Western intelligence confirms suspicious movements of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine. Intelligence suggests that the Russian Federation will try to invade the country again this winter.