On December 30, Moscow initiated a telephone conversation between the presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden.
According to the American leader, he agreed to hold these negotiations, as “he believes that when it comes to Russia, direct dialogue between the leader and the leader is indispensable.”
The RIA_Kremlinpool Telegram channel has published the details of this conversation.
- The conversation lasted 50 minutes
- It was constructive, and not like a “Christmastime gatherings”
- We decided that further negotiations would go on 3 tracks
- Putin outlined the basic principles of the submitted proposals
- Moscow needs security guarantees, and it will seek them
- Biden warned of sanctions
- Putin replied that in the event sanctions may break relations with the West
- Bai Den stressed that a nuclear war should not be started
- Biden promised not to deploy offensive strike weapons in Ukraine
- Agreed to continue the dialogue in the new year
According to Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov, the success of negotiations between Moscow and Washington on security guarantees will lead to the normalization of bilateral relations. He noted that the presidents touched on this topic in a telephone conversation, and the idea was emphasized that in this case, relations would normalize or even improve.