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Russia proposes dates for talks with US on security guarantees - report

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Russia proposes dates for talks with US on security guarantees - report
Russia proposes dates for talks with US on security guarantees - report   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">MOSCOW</span> – Russia has sent the United States proposed dates for talks on security guarantees sought by Moscow, the <span class="caps">RIA</span> news agency cited the Russian foreign ministry as saying on Thursday, without specifying the schedule.</p> <p>It quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying that Moscow would accept no preliminary conditions for the talks.</p> <p>Russia wants legally binding guarantees from Washington and <span class="caps">NATO</span> that the bloc will not accept Ukraine as a member or deploy troops and weapons there.</p> <p>Ukraine insists it has the right to join the alliance and says Moscow may be planning to invade it as Russia amasses troops near the countries’ border.</p> <p/> </div>