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Russia, U.S. start talks on security guarantees - report

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Russia, U.S. start talks on security guarantees - report
Russia, U.S. start talks on security guarantees - report   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">MOSCOW</span> – Contacts have begun between Russia and the United States on the issue of security guarantees demanded by the former and there is a possibility that the sides will reach an understanding, the <span class="caps">RIA</span> news agency quoted on Tuesday a Russian diplomat as saying.</p> <p>Russia has yet to decide what steps it will take if the Washington-led <span class="caps">NATO</span> bloc refuses to consider its position, senior security negotiator Konstantin Gavrilov said, but Brussels understands that Moscow is not bluffing.</p> <p>Russia has demanded guarantees that <span class="caps">NATO</span> will not expand to Ukraine or deploy weapons and troops there, despite Kyiv’s aspirations to join the group and complaints that Russian troops amassed near its border signal a threat to invade.</p> <p/> </div>