Lavrov called on the US and NATO to give written security guarantees
Foreign Minister Lavrov: We are waiting for a written response from the US and NATO on security guarantees
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he was waiting for a written response from the United States and NATO to Russian proposals for security guarantees. The press conference is broadcast by RT.
According to Lavrov, Moscow's partners have already understood that they need to give answers quickly, concretely and on paper, and also “understood that Russia will not wait indefinitely.”
“If our proposals are rejected, we will, of course, assess the situation and report to the President [of Russia Vladimir Putin],” the minister said, stressing that this scenario is pessimistic, since the parties can still come to a compromise solution.
In this regard, he recalled how in 2021 Moscow and Washington managed to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START or START-3) for 5 years without any conditions.
Consultations on the issues of a security treaty were held on January 10 in Geneva, and on January 12 a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council was held in Brussels. In addition, on January 13, a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation was held in Vienna, where Russian proposals were also considered.