Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Blinken on May 24

2022-05-11 0 By

On February 21, local time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the Security Council of the Russian Federation that he will meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Geneva on February 24.Lavrov also said that the West is not ready to stop NATO expansion, the United States is trying to circumvent the key principle of indivisible security in various ways, the West is trying to “disperse” Russia’s security guarantee proposal by deleting some important elements, to protect the core interests of the United States and its Allies.But talks with the West about security guarantees are loosening up, and work must go on.Recently, russia-Ukraine relations have been tense, with both sides deploying a large number of military personnel and weapons in the border area.The United States, Ukraine and NATO say Russia is massing troops near Ukraine’s eastern border in what they call an “invasion.”Russia denies this, stressing that NATO activities threaten its borders and that it has the right to deploy troops to defend its territory.In December 2021, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on dialogue on security guarantees with the United States and other Western countries, requesting the United States and NATO to provide legal guarantees to exclude the possibility of further eastward expansion of NATO.From January 10 to 13 this year, Russia and the United States and NATO respectively carried out dialogue on security guarantee proposals, but no substantive results were achieved.(WYP source: CCTV News)