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US Ambassador in Russia John Sullivan hands over US written response to Russia proposals on security guarantees

The US Ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, today in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented the written response from Washington to the Russian draft bilateral agreement on security guarantees.

During the meeting, the US diplomat handed over the written response to the US administration to the draft bilateral agreement on security guarantees that Russia had previously proposed, the ministry said in a statement.

The meeting took place at the request of the US Ambassador.

“The written response from the United States to Russia has already been delivered,” Bloomberg journalist Jennifer Jacobs wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a statement that Russia would not release a US response if requested to do so. However, Lavrov stressed, the meaning and content of Washington’s reaction will be made public.

On December 17, 2021, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced a draft agreement with the United States on security guarantees, as well as agreements on security measures for Russia and the member states of the North Atlantic Alliance.

The document includes, among other things, provisions not to deploy medium- and short-range missiles, to abandon further NATO enlargement at the expense of the former Soviet republics, and to reduce the number of military exercises.

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