In response to a question about Russia’s condition for resolving the Ukraine problem, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the Russian terms were not of much use. Russia submitted a list of its concerns regarding the expansion of the NATO military organization along its western borders and other related security issues, including demands that NATO countries reject the possibility of Ukraine and other countries joining the alliance. .
NATO countries believe that if Russia accepts the condition, it will increase its dominance in the region unabated. This will increase the risk of imbalance in the region. After the rejection of these terms, the Russian parliament made it clear that there was little hope for a deal. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “We are continuing diplomatic efforts, but the rejection of his offer makes a deal very difficult.”
US now ready to deal with Ukraine crisis: Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told Russia that his country is now “prepared in every way” to deal with the Ukraine crisis. “All told, this opens a serious diplomatic path, Russia should choose,” Blinken told reporters shortly after US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan handed over some documents to the Russian government in Moscow.
The foreign minister said, the documents provided by us include the concerns of the United States, our allies and partners about Russia’s actions that undermine security. These include a theoretical and practical assessment of the concerns raised by Russia and our own proposals for areas where we may be able to find common ground.
“We make it clear that there are core principles that we are committed to uphold and protect,” Blinken said. This includes the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The US is ready to negotiate, he said. “We prioritize diplomacy and we are ready to move forward where there is potential for communication and cooperation if Russia, by reducing its aggression towards Ukraine, stops provocative rhetoric,” Blicken said.
Canada came in support of Ukraine
Canada will also deploy 400 personnel of its army in the disputed area to help Ukraine’s military. Of these, 60 personnel will be posted in the next few days only. Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said this in a press conference with PM Justin Trudeau. “We will increase the capacity of our training mission in Ukraine with $340 million,” he said. PM Trudeau said, we are extending our operation for three more years. Military numbers in Ukraine are also being increased from 200 to 400. Trudeau said the safety of Canadian military personnel is of paramount importance.