02 October 2022,   04:13
NATO did not invade Georgia and Ukraine, Russia did - Secretary Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, held a joint press conference. Secretary of State was asked about Russia’s recently increased demands of guarantees on NATO’s eastward non-expansion and his expectations from the upcoming US-Russia security talks.

“Yes, Russia has raised issues of European security in its public statements and the documents that it put forward. But let’s be very, very clear about this: NATO did not invade Ukraine; NATO did not invade Georgia; NATO did not position forces in Moldova against the will of its people. Those are all things, among many others, that Russia has done in recent years.

Russia has concerns. We will listen. We have concerns, and it’s imperative that Russia listen. I hope… that we can find ways diplomatically through these conversations, both bilaterally between the NATO-Russia Council and the OSCE, to actually make progress”, - said Secretary Blinken.