in inverted commas– Ukraine “,” text “:” We explained to colleagues that we have no plans, no intention to attack – in quotes – Ukraine “}}”>We explained to colleagues that we have no plans, no intention to attack – in quotes – Ukraine, said Sergei Riabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister, assuring that there was no reason
to fear an escalation of the situation in this regard.
On the basis of the negotiations with his American counterpart, Wendy Sherman, he praised the seriousness with which the American side had taken Russia’s demands for its security, in the first place legal guarantees never to expand again.NATO, above all to the pro-Western ex-Soviet countries, Ukraine and Georgia in the lead.
” We have the impression that the American side took the Russian proposals very seriously. “
The diplomat referred to talks
difficult, long, professional.
According to him,
the situation is not hopeless therefore, while for weeks the Russo-Western tensions have continued to worsen, in particular because of the deployment of tens of thousands of Russian soldiers on the borders of Ukraine.
But, he judged,
the risks linked to a worsening of the evolution of the confrontation should not be underestimated.
We call on the United States to exercise maximum responsibility, cautioned Mr. Riabkov.
” We need a breakthrough, a real gesture towards Russia must be made, and that must come from NATO. “
He assured that
never ever Ukraine should not join the Atlantic Alliance.
For him, the concessions to Russia must be made
quickly, Mr Riabkov insisting that the negotiation process should not take
months and years.