Jan 17, 2022
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Grushko: NATO knows Moscow’s response to refusal of security guarantees

The North Atlantic Alliance is aware of the consequences of its rejection of security guarantees and Moscow’s response to the corresponding decision. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko spoke about this in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper.

He noted that Russia’s proposals for security guarantees are not a threat, but a warning. The representative of the department clarified that Moscow has clearly stated its position and is now waiting for an honest reaction.

According to Grushko, the alliance has an idea of ​​the military-technical measures that may be followed by the Russian Federation. At the same time, specific steps will depend on what potentials can be used against Moscow’s interests, he explained.

The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation added that Russia would decide to continue the dialogue with the North Atlantic Alliance and Washington on security guarantees after receiving “written answers to written proposals.”

Last Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States and NATO had promised to respond in writing to Russia’s proposals for security guarantees. At the same time, he stressed that Russia will continue to wait for a response from Washington and the alliance, but will not do so for a long time. Lavrov later said that Moscow was preparing for any developments.

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