Yuri Usakov, an adviser to the Russian president, went out to speak to reporters on Saturday, despite the delay, about a telephone conversation between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine. A Kremlin official said it was a “balanced” conversation that went into a “business” debate, but that the United States and NATO had failed to address Russia’s key security concerns. CNN. However, the Moscow-Washington dialogue will continue.
Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday, but the Kremlin limited itself to releasing only two statements containing its contents, although the talks with the French president lasted 40 minutes, for example. .
Instead, the Biden-Putin talks lasted an hour, according to Yuri Usakov, in an “atmosphere of hysteria” over Russia’s immediate occupation of Ukraine. The Kremlin spokesman commented that “this is a situation maintained by US authorities, which everyone knows.” “The pressure in the case of the invasion was carried out in a coordinated manner and the hysteria reached its peak,” he said.
He acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Biden’s diplomacy. Putin added, however, that the West had ignored Russia’s key security concerns. The Russian leader accused the United States and its allies of supplying arms to Ukraine and encouraged challenges from Ukrainian forces in the Donbass region and Crimea.
The Putin-Biden dialogue continues into the next period
“The Russian side will, of course, carefully consider and take into account the views expressed by President Biden, but unfortunately these ideas have not touched the core, key elements of Russia’s NATO expansion efforts. “We will inform our partners and the general public about our reaction in the future,” Usakov added.
The first two “Russian initiatives” listed by Yuri Usakov were conditions laid down by Moscow in negotiations with the West, which NATO and Washington had already rejected from the outset.
In turn, the White House announced in a statement Saturday how the conversation between US President Joe Biden and his Russian president took place. Therefore, according to the White House, Joe Biden sent a very clear warning to Vladimir Putin on Saturday: If Russia invades Ukraine again, the United States and its allies will respond “firmly” and Russia will have to bear the “quick and severe” consequences. .
In fact, Russian adviser Yuri Ushakov noted this at his press conference, but downplayed its importance: “Joseph Biden noted the tense situation around Ukraine in anticipation of severe sanctions against Russia, but he did not pay attention. A long conversation with the Russian leader,” Ushakov said.
Finally, the Kremlin’s adviser pointed out that the dialogue between the two leaders will remain open for the foreseeable future. “The presidents have agreed to keep in touch on various issues. In particular, we will discuss the issues raised by Joseph Biden today. And, of course, first of all, we will discuss our concerns, which are very clearly stated in the two draft documents. “ Came to an end Yuri Ushakov.
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