May 04, 2021 09:39(Update May 04, 2021 10:20) Short URL
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Russia and confirmed that it would support Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity together. Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed at a press conference after the meeting with Foreign Minister Rab.
During the press conference, Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the situation in Ukraine and Russia with Foreign Minister Antony Blinken, confirming “hard support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken commented that he wanted a foreseeable and stable relationship in his mention of relations with Russia.
We will carefully analyze Russia’s activities as to what Russia will do … If we decide to act ill-advised and aggressive, we will respond. But we don’t want to escalate, we want a more stable and foreseeable awakening picture, and if Russia goes in that direction, we’ll follow the same path. I think President Biden will have the opportunity to meet with President Putin and talk directly on this point.
According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, although there is a “deep conflict” between Russia and Britain, there is still the possibility of extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
Secretary of State Blinken also thanked Britain for adding 14 Russian citizens to the anti-corruption sanctions list under the “Magnitsky Act.”
Britain first sanctioned 14 Russians in accordance with the Magnitsky Act. Citizens subject to sanctions were involved in a huge embezzlement of state-owned property in December 2007, according to data from the UK Foreign Ministry. The amount of embezzlement is said to have reached $ 230 million. This corruption is “in RussiaMagnitsky caseIs known as.
According to the Pentagon, although some Russian troops deployed on the border with Ukraine have withdrawn, many troops are still stationed. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said at a press conference, “I still don’t know what the purpose is until the end.”
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu had ordered troops deployed in the southern part of the country to return to their resident base by May 1.