Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs: “The first round of negotiations: no breakthrough has happened yet, but all the problems have been identified and things have been called by their proper names. It will obviously be possible to speak specifically about the effectiveness after the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council and the OSCE meeting in Vienna.
Judging by the statements of the American side, Washington is still not fully aware of the seriousness and complexity of the Russian proposals on global security. But, as Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who heads the Russian delegation in Geneva, said, there is a base and a search for a balance of interests is possible.
The Russian side, in turn, again and quite specifically marked the borders and “red lines”. Among them is the non-expansion of NATO to the states adjacent to the Russian Federation, primarily the territory of Ukraine. And this is imperative.
The issues of global security depend on how deeply the Western partners will be inclined to compromise. Russia will not allow itself to be blackmailed and deceived further on a blue eye.
Among the positive results – confirmation of statements about the inadmissibility of unleashing a nuclear war, in which there simply cannot be winners. “