Following negotiations, disagreements on principal issues were detected and it is a bad thing, Peskov said.
A set of talks with the United States and NATO on security guarantees was unsuccessful, Russian President’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, January 13, TASS writes.
According to him, the negative fact is that disagreements have been recorded on the fundamental issues of consultations between the Russian Federation, the United States and NATO.
“The talks were initiated in order to obtain specific answers to specific questions of principle. And disagreements have been detected on these principal issues. It is a bad thing, it can be considered as a minus side of the past two rounds,” he said.
Peskov assured that Russia has never lacked political will to continue talks with the United States.
“Russia has never lacked political will for further talks [with the United States]. On the contrary, we have repeatedly faced our counterparts’ unwillingness to hold these talks. I have no doubt that there will be no deficit of political will for further talks as well, but one thing must be understood: the process cannot carry on for the sake of process on critical issues, there must be a concrete result, a concrete response,” Peskov said.
The Kremlin also pointed out that NATO cannot dictate how and where Russia should move its military forces on its own territory.
It should be noted that both sides of talks - NATO and Russia - stated divergence in stances.