The US government is discussing Moscow’s draft agreement with Western countries on security guarantees in Europe with its European partners. “I would like to note that without our European allies and partners, there would be no European security talks,” White House spokeswoman Jen Zaki said yesterday. The basic principles of European security will not be compromised.
Zaki said this also applies to the fact that all countries have the right to determine their own future and foreign policy without foreign intervention. “I (…) would like to note that we have been able to negotiate strategic issues with Russia for decades.” There is no reason why this should not be possible in the future. “But we will do it in partnership and coordination with our European partners and partners.”
As already mentioned in the conversation with Biden
According to the text, which contains nine personal articles published by the Russian Foreign Ministry, NATO countries should refrain from military operations in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the southern Caucasus and other states in Central Asia. Russia has also directly called on Ukraine to renounce NATO membership.
Russia has already discussed the proposals with representatives of Western countries, including the United States, in the past few days. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently contacted US President Joe Biden via video link. In addition, the Kremlin leader briefed French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Moscow’s demands for security guarantees.