Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov called on Washington to abandon aggressive rhetoric against the Russian side and to push the military potential away from the borders of Russia, RIA Novosti reported.
“It’s time to think about how future generations will live together. To do this, you need to do very little – respect your neighbor, not threaten and move your military potential away from the borders of the Russian Federation, ”he said.
He added that the North Atlantic Alliance has “approached” the Russian borders and is trying to “dominate on land, in the air and at sea.”
“We have nowhere to retreat. We will not allow the development of events that would undermine the independence and sovereignty of the Russian Federation, ”the diplomat emphasized.
Earlier, the head of the press service of the United States Department of State, Ned Price, said that Washington expects the Russian side to reveal the purpose of its army’s maneuvers near the Ukrainian border.