Russia put out list of absolutely nonstarter demands,- Blinken

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Secretary of State stressed that NATO has never promised Russia not to expand eastward
11:02, 8 January 2022

US Secretary of State Blinken in Kyiv during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba, May 6, 2021

Some of Russia's "security guarantees" are completely unfeasible and are an attempt by Russia to strike a stalemate to justify its aggression. This was stated at a briefing. by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

"I think that’s certainly part of the playbook is to put out a list of absolutely nonstarter demands, and then to claim that the other side is not engaging and then to use that as somehow justification for aggressive action," Antony Blinken said.

The Secretary of State stressed that NATO has never promised Russia not to expand eastward. This is also one of the requirements of Russia in the framework of "security guarantees".

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken believes that Russia can arrange a provocation near the borders of Ukraine. Thus, in his opinion, Moscow can justify new aggression against Ukraine. 

"No one should be surprised if Russia arranges a provocation or incident, and then tries to use this to justify a military intervention (in Ukraine - ed.) In the hope that by the time the world will understand that there was catch, it will be too late," Anthony Blinken said.

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