Blinken: the United States is engaged in both diplomacy and containment in relation to Russia

WASHINGTON, December 21 & nbsp;/TASS /. The United States is engaged in & nbsp; in relation to Russia, both diplomacy and & nbsp; containment, ready to respond toughly to those steps of Moscow, which, according to Washington's version, are aggressive. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this on & nbsp; Tuesday, answering & nbsp; questions from journalists in the & nbsp; State Department. Russia on & nbsp; Ukraine and & nbsp; US actions in & nbsp; connection with & nbsp; this. “ We are & nbsp; engaged [in relation to & nbsp; RF] diplomacy and & nbsp; deterrence at the same time. They run in parallel. President [US Joe] Biden, during his first meeting with President [Russian Federation Vladimir] Putin in Geneva a few months ago, told President Putin that & nbsp; we & nbsp; strongly prioritize a more predictable and & nbsp; stable relationship between Russia and the United States & nbsp; But & nbsp; if Russia continues its reckless or aggressive actions, we & nbsp; will answer, and & nbsp; we will answer decisively & nbsp; & mdash; noted the head of American diplomacy.

According to & nbsp; Blinken, the US authorities are ready to use various channels for & nbsp; negotiations on & nbsp; security, including a dialogue on & nbsp; strategic stability with & nbsp; RF. & nbsp; We are & nbsp; ready for & nbsp; diplomatic engagement through & nbsp; multiple channels: [through] the existing dialogue on & nbsp; strategic stability & lt; & hellip; & gt; between Russia and & nbsp; USA, through & nbsp; Council Russia & nbsp; & mdash; NATO on & nbsp; issues in & nbsp; especially concerning NATO, and & nbsp; also through & nbsp; OSCE & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said & nbsp; he.

Washington & nbsp; expects that & nbsp; negotiations with & nbsp; Moscow on & nbsp; security will begin shortly after the New Year.



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