So far, the White House has nothing to say about the possibility of a meeting between the presidents of the United States and Russia, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. This was announced by the official representative of the American department Jen Psaki on Thursday, January 13.
“I have nothing to predict for you on this front,” the spokeswoman said at the briefing, the recording of the speech is available on the White House page at Twitter…
She added that now, after the last negotiations, “people are leaving back to their capitals.”
“We will know more in the coming days,” said Psaki.
When asked by the journalist about any “deadlines for Moscow” to de-escalate the situation around Ukraine, the representative of the White House did not answer.
“I’m not going to set any deadlines from here. Ultimately, the choice is really theirs. Are they going to continue with the invasion of Ukraine? If so, there will be serious consequences, economic consequences that will be devastating to the economy, ”said Jen Psaki.
On January 12, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council ended in Brussels. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance. Negotiations began at 10 am local time (12:00 Moscow time). The meeting lasted longer than planned – more than four hours.
The negotiations on security guarantees were held in three stages. On January 10, a meeting of the Russian and US delegations took place in Geneva. On January 12, Brussels hosted a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council, and on January 13 – consultations at the Vienna platform of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
On January 13, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, indicated that the Ukrainian authorities are seeking to present Russia as a party to the conflict in the southeast of the country in order to justify their inaction to resolve the situation.