On January 10, Russian and Biden regime officials with ones from key NATO countries will begin discussing Moscow’s sought security guarantees from the US and assurance of no further eastward expansion of NATO toward its borders.
On Tuesday, Sergey Lavrov said the following:
“We are now preparing to firmly and effectively pursue the agenda of defending our interests and refusing to make concessions that would be unilateral and that would not take into account the balance of interests.”
“This is what we are proceeding from now when we are getting ready for the negotiations, first of all, with” hegemon USA.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov confirmed that talks with the US and NATO are scheduled to begin on January 10 in Geneva. adding:
It’s “impossible to reach an agreement in one day, nor can we protract the process since the issue is very urgent and very serious.”
It demands immediate attention and resolution as soon as possible.
At the same time, Ryabkov expects the Biden regime to try “stretch(ing) out the process…turn(ing) (it) into endless arguments.”
This “will be viewed by us as a (way) to disrupt (talks) with ensuing consequences.”
Lavrov stressed the importance of avoiding “empty talk so (Biden regime officials don’t) water down our proposals in endless discussions, which is something the West knows how to do and is notorious for.”
“These diplomatic efforts must yield results.”
“Even more importantly, these results must be achieved within a determined timeframe.”
“We did not put forward any ultimatums.”
“However, engaging in never-ending talks during which the West once again will make ambiguous promises, and will then definitely double-cross us down the road…we do no need that.”
Russia will be represented by an interagency delegation of foreign ministry and military officials.
There’s no ambiguity about what they’ll seek that’s in compliance with international law the US long ago abandoned.
The Kremlin seeks a Russia/NATO agreement that’s in fact with the US. Its NATO partners largely bow to where it goes in dealings with other nations.
Moscow won’t be dealing with US-installed NATO puppet Stoltenberg.
Russia’s delegation with deal with Biden regime officials and representatives of European vassal states, notably from Britain, France and Germany.
Lavrov slammed the notion of NATO as a defensive alliance, saying:
It that was the case, it wouldn’t have expanded around 1,000 kilometers eastward toward Russia’s borders since the 1990s.
The alliance is a US-dominated “geopolitical project.”
Its aim is “taking over territories orphaned by the collapse of the Warsaw Treaty Organization and Soviet Union.”
“This is what it is doing now.”
“We cannot sit on our hands when they are approaching the doorstep of our house.”
The Biden regime notion about the right of all nations to join the alliance flies in the face of Russia’s security v. a hostile US-led West.
The rights of all nations stop where the security rights of other nations begin.
In dealing with US-dominated NATO, Russia wants legally binding security guarantees — no ifs, ands, or buts, no worthless half or rhetorical promises.
Even when in legally binding treaty form, hegemon USA can never be trusted.
Betrayal in pursuit of its imperial aims is part of its DNA.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men won’t change the reality of what Russia is up against in dealing with the US-controlled West.
Years ago, Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted that the US “tricked” Russia about its intentions.
Putin, Lavrov and other Russian officials know how hegemon USA operates.
They know that whatever comes out of Geneva talks, if anything, will be worlds apart from what Russia wants binding enough to stick — an agreement to stand the test of time.
Throughout its history from inception, the US never operated this way internally or abroad.
It surely won’t now with nations free from its control, ones unwilling to sell their soul to a higher power in Washington.
Looking ahead, a wild card is whether Biden regime hardliners intend to push Kiev for escalated war on Donbass, including possible invasion.
If this is what pouring US/Western heavy weapons into Ukraine is all about — and training its forces to use them?
The lives and well-being of nearly one million Donetsk and Lugansk residents with Russian citizenship will be more greatly jeopardized if Kiev escalates war.
If invasion occurs, Russia would likely feel obligated to protect them, as it did against Georgian aggression in 2008 against South Ossetia in cahoots with Bush/Cheney after around 1,700 of its nationals were killed.
At the time, Moscow was wrongfully blamed for what the US/West falsely called aggression.
Will history repeat in the new year?
Will Biden regime hardliners and complicit NATO partners orchestrate and direct escalated Kiev war on Donbass, including invasion?
Will Russia intervene defensively to protect its citizens?
Will Putin wrongfully be blamed for what’s falsely called aggression?
Will a scenario like the above be used by US-dominated NATO regimes as a pretext to reject Russia’s sought security guarantees?
Will they advance the timeline for admitting Ukraine and Georgia to NATO, unacceptably crossing Russia’s red line?
Will events increase the prospect of East/War?
What’s unthinkable is possible because of US rage for dominating other countries by whatever it takes to achieve its hegemon aims.