Russia threatens ‘retaliatory measures’ if Ukraine demands are not met - National | Globalnews.ca

2022-01-26 3:58:00 PM

“We won’t allow our proposals to be drowned in endless discussions,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

“We won’t allow our proposals to be drowned in endless discussions,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

“If the West continues its aggressive course, Moscow will take the necessary retaliatory measures,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday.

At stake is the future of Ukraine: Russia has demanded guarantees that NATO will never admit the country and other ex-Soviet nations as members and that the alliance will roll back troop deployments in other former Soviet bloc nations. Some of these, like the membership pledge, are nonstarters for NATO, creating a seemingly intractable stalemate that many fear can only end in a war.

“If the West continues its aggressive course, Moscow will take the necessary retaliatory measures,” Lavrov said.Canada orders families of diplomatic staff to leave UkraineEarlier this month, Lavrov’s deputy pointedly refused to rule out the deployment of Russian military assets to Cuba and Venezuela if Moscow’s security demands aren’t met.

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