Russia pushes US on security guarantees, says military option on Ukraine still likely

Russia pushes US on security guarantees, says military option on Ukraine still likely

Russia says it is primarily important for the United States to respond on security guarantees regarding the situation around Ukraine, warning of a possible military action if NATO fails to come up with a political solution to ease Moscow’s concerns.

The Russian Foreign Ministry released last week two draft documents on the provision of legal security guarantees from Washington and NATO, which included a promise that the US-led military alliance would give up any military activity in Eastern Europe and Ukraine. The White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announced on Friday that Washington is prepared for dialogue with Moscow over its security demands and will present its own concerns.

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Moscow had so far received no response from the United States and underlined that Russia was ready for a military response if NATO kept ignoring Moscow’s security concerns.

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