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Moscow expects Washington to promptly respond to Russian proposals for security guarantees. This is stated in the commentary of the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova, published on the diplomat’s Telegram channel, spread on Tuesday .
“We expect a response from Washington, and a prompt, prompt response. As they say, the ball did not reach our half of the field, it is still on the side of the United States,” she said.
“Madame [White House press secretary] Jen Psaki, who is clearly not aware of what was happening in Geneva, must also understand this,” Zakharova added.
The diplomat pointed out that during the talks in Geneva “the Russian side has made its position very clear and concrete.” “The main, key requirements are the following, let me remind you: non-expansion of NATO, non-deployment of offensive strike weapons near Russian territory, the return of military infrastructure in Europe to the 1997 configuration, when the Russia-NATO fundamental act was signed at the highest level, that is, in practical terms, the withdrawal of armed forces and US armaments from the territories of new members admitted to NATO to the position of 1997 “, – said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.