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.