Putin threatened Biden with a complete break in relations if new sanctions were imposed on Russia

Ushakov said that & nbsp; during the conversation, Vladimir Putin detailed the main principles from & nbsp; Moscow's proposals on strategic security & nbsp; guarantees The aide to the president stressed that & nbsp; Russia “ needs a result '' and & nbsp; the Russian authorities “ will seek '' him.

Biden did not rule out the possibility of an early personal meeting with Putin

“ The President of the United States, in & nbsp; principle, agreed with this point of view and & nbsp; reacted quite logically and & nbsp; quite seriously & hellip; Biden also stressed that & nbsp; Russia and & nbsp; the United States could & nbsp; and & nbsp; play a key role in & nbsp; efforts to & nbsp; ensure peace and & nbsp; both in & nbsp; Europe and & nbsp; in & nbsp; other places on & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; ; noted the diplomat (quoted by & nbsp; Interfax).

As Yuri Ushakov clarified, Joe Biden mentioned in the & nbsp; conversation that & nbsp; in the & nbsp; case of the continuation of the escalation along the Ukrainian border, Western countries will impose “ large-scale sanctions against Russia along the & nbsp; economic, financial, and & nbsp; military sphere ''. “ But & nbsp; the president (of Russia. & ldquo; Kommersant & rdquo;) immediately & nbsp; & nbsp; reacted to & nbsp; by saying that & nbsp; if the West decides to impose these unprecedented sanctions, then & nbsp; all this could lead to a complete breakdown of relations & nbsp; between our countries, and & nbsp; will cause serious damage to Russia's relations with & nbsp; the West in general & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; told & nbsp; he. Ushakov added that & nbsp; the US President did not & nbsp; clarify which actions of Moscow could lead to & nbsp; sanctions.

The Presidential Aide also said that the US President had promised not to deploy offensive strike weapons in Ukraine.

“ Our president emphasized that & nbsp; we & nbsp; in & nbsp; this situation & nbsp; & mdash; rather complicated & nbsp; & mdash; we will behave as the United States would & nbsp; if offensive weapons were deployed near & nbsp; American borders, & nbsp; & mdash; said the Russian official. According to & nbsp; he said, Biden also “ emphasized several times in the & nbsp; course of the conversation that & nbsp; a nuclear war cannot be started, and it & nbsp; and it & nbsp; cannot be & nbsp; won. “

Yuri Ushakov said that & nbsp; negotiations between the two presidents “ were frank, meaningful, specific. '' According to & nbsp; his opinion, “ in general, the direction of this conversation was quite constructive. '' He & nbsp; also noted that & nbsp; from & nbsp; the American side “ a desire to understand the logic and & nbsp; essence of Russian concerns was demonstrated. '' “ But & nbsp; I especially wanted to emphasize that & nbsp; this was not & nbsp; was some & nbsp; purely New Year's Eve conversation, some & nbsp; Christmas-time gatherings. I & nbsp; would say that & nbsp; exactly & nbsp; a day before & nbsp; a truly important, practical action took place, in which our and & nbsp; American presidents played their roles & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said Ushakov. He & nbsp; added that & nbsp; & nbsp; during the conversation, “ specific issues on the bilateral agenda were not & nbsp; touched upon. ” “.

The US White House reported that & nbsp; Joe Biden called on Putin to & nbsp; de-escalate tensions in & nbsp; relations with & nbsp; Ukraine. The conversation took place on the & nbsp; initiative of the Russian side on the eve of the upcoming talks with the & nbsp; USA and & nbsp; NATO, where Moscow's proposals on & nbsp; security guarantees will be discussed. They include the requirement for & nbsp; non-expansion of NATO to the east and & nbsp; on & nbsp; refusal to & nbsp; military cooperation with & nbsp; post-Soviet countries. The European Union called the requirements for & nbsp; non-expansion of the alliance unacceptable. US Ambassador to & nbsp; RF John Sullivan in & nbsp; interview to Kommersant also criticized a number of proposals of Russia.

Negotiations & nbsp; RF and & nbsp; USA on & nbsp; security are scheduled for & nbsp; 10 & nbsp; January, Russia-NATO Council & nbsp; & mdash; on & nbsp; 12 & nbsp; January, discussion on the & nbsp; OSCE line will take place on 13 & nbsp; January.



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