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POLITICO politico.eu 14 Jan, 2022 00:30 am

With security talks deadlocked, Putin will decide next steps – POLITICO

With security talks deadlocked, Putin will decide next steps – POLITICO
US ambassador cites ‘drumbeat of war.’

ambassador to the OSCE, Michael Carpenter, said at a news conference following Thursday’s talks.But even as Carpenter said the West was urging Moscow to return to the bargaining table, he reiterated the unwillingness of the West to consider some of Russia’s core demands.“We have to be clear that we are not going to entertain spheres of influence,” Carpenter said.“We’re not going to entertain restrictions on the right of nations to choose their own alliances; we’re not going to entertain privileging the security requirements of one state over another.

” Russia’s ambassador to the OSCE, Alexander Lukashevich, described the day’s discussions as “really disappointing.Now the world waits for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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