The process of negotiating security guarantees is the only way to resolve the current situation, said Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
TASS news agency reported on Thursday. “Under no circumstances should there be a war, no one wants a war and everything must be done to prevent any war. All the more along the line of clashes between Russia and, say, the North Atlantic Alliance, “Medvedev said in an interview with the Russian media.
He stressed that in connection with this issue “it is clear that the most important and only option is to negotiate security guarantees, including by political and diplomatic means, to apply the principle of indivisibility of securitywhich is enshrined in all European and international background documents, where the security of one country cannot be achieved at the expense of the security of another country “.
Medvedev added that the war scenario is terrible and that there are people who make money raising tensions.
More than a month ago, Moscow called on the United States and NATO for comprehensive security guarantees, including that the Alliance would not expand to Ukraine or other post-Soviet countries and that it would not amass its forces in Central and Eastern Europe.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the US delivered its written response to the draft security guarantees to the Russian State Department on Wednesday, He said the United States had not made any concessions to Russia’s major demands on Ukraine and NATO.
According to Blinken, the letter, which was drafted as part of a coordinated response between transatlantic allies and partners in response to the build-up of Russian troops at Ukraine’s borders, also addressed confidence-building measures in military exercises and maneuvers in Europe. According to Blinken, the letter also opens the door to the progress of negotiations between NATO allies and Russia on arms control on the issue of strategic weapons and nuclear warheads located in Europe.
The head of American diplomacy added that he expects further negotiations with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the coming days after the Russian side becomes acquainted with the content of the submitted document. According to Blinken, the USA is ready for dialogue and it is up to Russia which way to choose.