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Russia expects the US to answer on security guarantees next month

Russia: Expect US answer on security guarantees next month

Key Takeaway:

  • A private US company captures new satellite images showing that Russia has continued to build up its forces in annexing Crimea and near Ukraine in recent weeks while pressing the US for talks over security guarantees it is seeking.
  • Reuters cannot independently verify the latest images from US-based Maxar Technologies

A private US company captures new satellite images showing that Russia has continued to build up its forces in annexing Crimea and near Ukraine in recent weeks while pressing the US for talks over security guarantees it is seeking.

Russia expects the US to answer on security guarantees. Image: yorknewstimes

The Kremlin stated on Friday that it expects the United States to respond next month to Moscow’s request for security guarantees includingNato’s expansion to Ukraine.

“To talk over de-escalation, we expect our opponents in Washington to give specific answers to our proposals in January,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated during a Friday conference call with the reporters.

Reuters can not independently verify the latest images from US-based Maxar Technologies. On Friday, the Kremlin reiterated that it reserves the right to move its forces on Russian territory as it sees fit and that Western countries were carrying out provocative military near its borders.

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US, European and Ukrainian leaders had accused Russia of building up troops near Ukraine’s border since October after an earlier brief buildup in April when Maxar released images. US President Joe Biden and other leaders said Moscow appears to be weighing an attack on Ukraine as soon as next month, something Moscow has repeatedly denied.

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