Anthony Blingen warns Russia of danger of “conflict”
The U.S. Secretary of State has called for a reduction in the expansion, which includes the withdrawal of the threat that Moscow currently represents.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned on Sunday that Russia was in danger of a “conflict” ahead of high-level talks in Geneva. Regarding the situation in Ukraine.
“There is a way of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve some of these differences and avoid conflict,” Anthony Blinken told CNN. “Another path, renewing its aggression against Ukraine, could lead to conflict and massive consequences for Russia. We are on the verge of seeing which path President Putin is prepared to take,” he said.
“We need to see the rise and fall”
He warned that “under increasing circumstances, the temple in Ukraine could not advance by gunfire.” “So if we really want to make progress, we need to see a seriousness, by withdrawing from the threat that Russia is currently posing to Ukraine,” he said.
Representatives of Russia and the United States are due to meet in Geneva on Sunday evening to defuse tensions. Russia has accused the West of amassing tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border in anticipation of a possible invasion, which Moscow denies.
Call to listen to each other
“We will listen to Russia’s concerns. They need to listen to us. We hope that if they act in good faith, we will be able to make progress in resolving concerns on both sides, “said Anthony Blingen on Sunday. But he recalled that the G7, like the European Union and NATO, as well as the United States, had warned of the “consequences” of a new Russian “occupation” of Ukraine.
He cited “economic, financial and other measures” and said the United States had “worked in recent weeks” with these allies to find an “agreement on the actions we would take together” if that happened. “Including things we haven’t done in the past,” he added.
The role of these discussions for Washington and Moscow is to unite visions that are clearly compromised on security in Europe. Russia is demanding commitment from NATO not to unify Ukraine in particular, and to withdraw US troops from the far eastern countries of the Atlantic Alliance.
But Anthony Blinken said Sunday that these two demands were “not on the table” for negotiations. However, a White House official said the United States was ready to discuss missile equipment and military exercises between the two countries with Russia.
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