Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow does not exclude the possibility that the dialogue with the United States in Geneva on security guarantees may be limited to one meeting, RIA Novosti reports.
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that this is possible if the United States does not show interest and willingness to discuss Moscow’s concerns.
Note that Russia and the United States will hold consultations in Geneva on January 9-10 on Moscow’s proposals on security guarantees. Further, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council will take place in Brussels.
Ryabkov previously criticized the US and NATO approach to the security debate. According to him, Washington and the alliance are promoting a one-sided point of view. Prior to that, it was reported that the United States was ready to discuss with the Russian Federation the non-deployment of its missiles in Ukraine.
Also, CNN noted that the United States fears the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions for the West. The administration of the American president has not yet decided on the set of restrictions that Washington will be ready to impose against Moscow when the situation around Ukraine escalates.