Putin and Biden agreed to maintain dialogue after New Year

Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden agreed to continue negotiations after the New Year Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov described the telephone conversation between the two leaders as serious and meaningful. It was all about security guarantees. Negotiations between the USA and Russia on this topic will be held in Geneva on January 10

The presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, agreed to continue the dialogue after the New Year, said assistant to the Russian leader Yuri Ushakov following telephone conversations between the heads of state, writes TASS.

As Ushakov noted, the conversation between the presidents turned out to be serious, businesslike and meaningful. It was “ devoted entirely to issues of security guarantees '', the leaders did not touch upon the issues of bilateral relations.

“ Putin said that we attach great importance to negotiations, but they should not turn into chatter. We are not waiting for the contractual process itself, but for concrete results '', & mdash; Ushakov emphasized.

Biden, in his words, “prepared well and made very meaningful remarks.” Putin, in turn, outlined the basic principles of the Russian side. “ Main & mdash; we need a result, and we will achieve a result in the form of ensuring the guaranteed security of Russia. The US President, in principle, agreed with this point of view and reacted quite logically and quite seriously, '' & mdash; noted the presidential aide.

On January 10, talks between Russia and the United States on security guarantees will take place in Geneva. The parties will discuss Moscow's proposals submitted to Washington and NATO on December 15. In particular, Russia demands that the United States rule out further expansion of NATO to the east and the admission of the countries of the former USSR into the alliance. Also, the United States should not create military bases on their territory.

Washington, in response, promised to prepare its own list of concerns.

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