Ryabkov saw no reason for a new round of talks with the United States


“ We will find alternatives … Russia has never buckled under pressure, never succumbed to threats and blackmail, '' & mdash; Ryabkov said. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with RTVI TV channel. Russia, according to Sergei Ryabkov, “has nowhere to retreat”

Sergei Ryabkov
Moscow has no reason for a new round of negotiations with Washington on security guarantees in the near future. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia “will not buckle” under Western sanctions The Deputy Foreign Minister said that the West had responded with a virtual refusal to Russian proposals on security guarantees and non-expansion of NATO. He stressed that at the talks, Russia's opponents expressed their readiness to discuss those topics that are convenient for them. “ I don't see any reason to sit down in the coming days (at the negotiating table. On the eve it became known that American senators proposed, in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, to impose sanctions against the Russian leadership, the national debt, the banking sector and Nord Stream -2 & raquo ;. & mdash; RBK ), to meet again and start these very discussions, '' & mdash; Ryabkov said. This is, to a certain extent, a dead end or a difference in approaches '', & mdash; noted the Deputy Minister. ''
He specified, that the United States and its allies actually responded with “ no '' in response to key Russian proposals for security guarantees; and want to discuss only those issues that interest them. ''
“ We have nowhere to retreat. At the same time, the diplomat noted, “ Americans want & lt; & hellip; & gt; let off steam from the Russian position, relieve pressure, relieve tension '' and, under the guise of this, “ continue the same process of geopolitical, military development of more and more territories, approaching further and further to Moscow. “ For us, this is not an option, because we are interested in the opposite. We need first of all what I said, and the rest goes in addition, '', & mdash; Ryabkov said. The diplomat said that Russia will not bend under the pressure of possible new US sanctions and will find alternatives to its existence. “ And where they tell us 'yes, let's discuss further,' we, in turn, note that for all the importance and seriousness of these particular subjects, they are secondary to the same non-expansion of NATO. Subscribe to FB RBC Receive news faster than anyone

Источник rbc.ru Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Channel One; called the results of the talks on security guarantees a reflection of “ serious confrontations in the world arena, an attempt by the West to assert its dominance. We already see that other measures, other methods will be applied in relation to opponents in the future, if they do not ultimately take into account our requirements and our needs, '' & mdash; added by the deputy minister. The main problem, he said, was that the United States and NATO “ under no guise, for any reason '' do not agree to Russia's demands not to expand the alliance and return its borders to the 1997 borders, as well as to provide “ legally binding guarantees that the relevant systems will not be located in the immediate vicinity of our borders. ''
Negotiations between Russia and the United States on security guarantees were held in Geneva on January 9 & ndash; January 10, January 12 in Brussels meeting of the Council Russia & mdash; NATO, which discussed, in particular, the non-expansion of the alliance to the east.