Sergei Ryabkov made a statement on the United States and NATO.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who participated in recent talks with the United States in Geneva, has said Washington and NATO are not ready to meet Russian demands.
The senior diplomat has expressed his opinion on RTVI.
According to him, the Russian Federation presented draft documents and declared themselves ready to work on them to prepare for the signature.
Nevertheless, according to Ryabkov, this is now impossible.
& # 8220; On key elements of these texts, the United States and its allies are actually telling us & # 8220; no & # 8221; & # 8221;, & # 8211; Ryabkov said, noting that the United States is ready to continue the dialogue on some issues, but this is “secondary to the same non-expansion of NATO”.
He called the situation & # 8220; dead end & # 8221; or & # 8220; kind of a difference in approach, noting that he sees no serious reason to continue the discussion in the near future.
Ryabkov's remarks sparked a reaction at the auction. So, after his statement, the Mosbirzhi Index fell 2.23% – up to 3744 points.
The ruble fell against the dollar and the euro & # 8211; up to 74.99 rubles (+0.28 rubles) per unit of US currency, up to 85.96 (+0.47 rubles) & # 8211; per unit of European.
Recall that due to the growing tension on the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia has proposed to the United States and NATO a draft treaty on security guarantees in Europe.
Among other things, Moscow has proposed to exclude Ukraine from being included in the list of member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that the Estonian Prime Minister was outraged by the negotiations between the Russian Federation and the United States. However, Kai Callas' position has been ridiculed on the web.