Zakharova announced the absence of active negotiations with the United States

Contacts with the United States are made only on separately arising problems and are targeted, the representative of the Foreign Ministry explained. Russia spent half a year “building up negotiations” on security and Ukraine, but this did not work

At the moment, Russia does not have any active negotiation process with the United States, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on the air of Solovyov LIVE».

“We have such separate contacts on separately arising problems— and not even on problems and questions, but on problems. Point contacts»,— said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to her, Russia has been actively engaged in the buildup of negotiations on cybersecurity, global security, and Ukraine for six months. “It's all not born,” & mdash; said Zakharova.

Earlier, she noted that before the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, Washington refused to negotiate with Moscow on security guarantees. According to Zakharova, the American side sent a message to Russia from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in which “enough in a boorish manner” expressed the unwillingness of the United States to negotiate with Russia.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an interview with RBC the day before, said that the situation around Ukraine could not be resolved peacefully, because the West did not want it. “This is an epochal moment in modern history. It reflects the battle for what the world order will look like, — the minister explained.

In December last year, Russia handed over draft security guarantees to the US and NATO, which, among other things, proposed excluding the expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance and refusing to admit the countries of the former USSR to it. Moscow also called for the non-deployment of US military bases on the territory of these states. The projects proposed to abandon the installation of weapons where the other side may perceive this as a threat. In January, three rounds of negotiations were held, but they did not produce concrete results. Washington later gave Moscow a written response in which it refused to compromise the “open door” principle; NATO.

Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. President Vladimir Putin called its goals the demilitarization and denazification of the neighboring country, as well as the protection of the population of Donbass from genocide. Ukraine then severed diplomatic relations with Moscow.

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