Wednesday, September 27

US and Russia to discuss security in January

United States and Russia They will hold talks in January on nuclear weapons control and border tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council told reporters that the parties will meet on January 10, followed by talks between Russia and NATO on January 12 and a meeting on January 13 with Russia, United States and other members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

“When we sit down to talk, Russia can put its concerns on the table and we will put ours on Russia’s activities,” the spokesman said.

He added that there will be areas where progress can be made and areas of disagreement. “That’s what diplomacy is all about.”

Western governments are alarmed by the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and fear a possible invasion. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, it has denied that it plans to invade and demands guarantees against NATO’s expansion near its territory.

The spokesperson for the National Security Council said that as a sign of respect for Ukraine’s interests, the talks between Russia and USA they will not reach decisions on Ukraine.

“President Biden’s position on Ukraine has been clear and consistent: uniting the alliance in two ways, deterrence and diplomacy. We are united as an alliance on the consequences that Russia would face if it advances on Ukraine, ”the spokesman explained.

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