"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" - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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Yesterday, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, held a joint press conference. During the conference, Secretary Blinken 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 scheduled for January 10.

"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.
Over the past two decades, it is Russia that has invaded neighboring countries; interfered in other countries’ elections; used chemical weapons to attempt to assassinate opponents of the government, and done so on foreign soil; violated international arms control agreements; pulled back from confidence-building and transparency measures long agreed. And so we and our allies will absolutely be raising these and other issues with Russia in the days and weeks ahead." - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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