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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart Anthony Blinken on Thursday that Moscow would respond if Ukraine became involved in any US “geopolitical games”, the Interfax news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying.
Lavrov conveyed the message to Blinken during talks in Stockholm that Russia and the United States must agree on long-term security guarantees.
Ukraine’s accession to NATO is a red line for Russia
Ukraine’s accession to NATO is a red line for Russia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said today.
“Ukraine’s accession to NATO is a red line for us, and we have been saying this for a long time. “His pursuit of turning it into a base for confrontation with Russia has serious consequences, destabilizing the military and political situation in Europe,” Zakharova concluded.
According to her, Russia is convinced that the only way to resolve the situation with the sad position of European security is the joint elaboration of long-term agreements by Moscow and NATO, which will exclude the expansion of the alliance to the east. .
Zakharova noted that the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Riga from November 30 to December 1 showed “the alliance’s persistence in fighting imaginary threats” at the expense of a collective response to the real challenges of the time.