Russia keeps door open to talks as US rejects key security demands

Russia keeps door open to talks as US rejects key security demands

27/1/2022 9:38:00 PM

Russia keeps door open to talks as US rejects key security demands

MOSCOW: Russia said on Thursday (Jan 27) it was clear the United States was not willing to address its main security concerns in their standoff over Ukraine, but kept the door open for further dialogue. The United States and NATO

The United States and NATOsubmitted a written response on Wednesdayto demands Russia has made for a redrawing of post-Cold War security arrangements in Europe since it massed troops near Ukraine, provoking Western fears of an invasion.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow needed time to review the response and would not rush to conclusions, but that US and NATO statements describing Russia's main demands as unacceptable did not leave much room for optimism.

"Based on what our (US and NATO) colleagues said yesterday, it's absolutely clear that on the main categories outlined in those draft documents ... we cannot say that our thoughts have been taken into account or that a willingness has been shown to take our concerns into account," he said."But we won't rush with our assessments."

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