November 26, 2022

Blingen announced that the United States had provided written responses to Russia regarding the Ukraine crisis

US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan responded in person to the Russian Foreign Ministry. Moscow has publicly outlined and outlined areas in which the United States claims to see the potential for progress with Russia – arms control, transparency and stability.

The US response to Russia is that “Russia is forging a serious diplomatic path if it chooses to do so,” Blingen told reporters Wednesday, and I look forward to continuing to discuss the document with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov now in the coming days. Retrieved in Moscow.

“The document we have provided includes the concerns of the United States and our allies and partners about Russia’s actions undermining security, the policy and practical assessment of the concerns raised by Russia, and our own proposals for areas where we can. Find a common ground,” Blingen said.

Blinken declined to elaborate on the details provided to Moscow, but reiterated what the US and NATO had publicly stated – that they would uphold NATO “open door policy” and rejected NATO’s demands that Ukraine never agree.

Blinken spoke of US and NATO support for the coalition’s open door policy.

“We make it clear that we are committed to maintaining and protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including the right of the states to choose their own security arrangements and alliances,” he added.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Netflix said on Tuesday that the United States was in close consultation with allies and partners, including Ukraine, at a foreign conference, saying “no surprises. No surprise for NATO. No surprise for our European allies, no surprise for our Ukrainian partners.”

NATO sends its own written response to Moscow. Ukraine has also received a copy of the US proposals.

Blingen said the U.S. document was shared with Congress and would be explained to congressional leaders later in the day.

Blinken said the United States would not release its own document “because we think diplomacy has a better chance of success if we give place to secret talks.”

“We hope and expect Russia to have the same perspective and take our plan seriously,” Blinken said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the response. “Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander V. Khrushchev welcomed US Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan at his request,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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