Moscow-. The Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, today, in a telephone conversation with the US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, warned against the extension of the Ukraine negotiations.
“Russia’s position on not accepting attempts to prolong the negotiation process carried out by Kyiv on instructions from abroad has been communicated to Washington,” the council said in a statement on the dialogue.
Patrushev called on Sullivan “to exert influence on Kyiv in order to achieve early progress in resolving the crisis through diplomacy.”
He also noted the need to stop US support for “neo-Nazis and terrorists in Ukraine and not to facilitate the transfer of foreign mercenaries to the conflict zone, as well as to refuse to continue supplying the Kyiv regime with weapons.”
Russia believes that such steps will only lead to a further escalation of the situation, the text said.
During the conversation, Patrushev expressed Russia’s concern about the activities of military and biological facilities controlled by the United States on Ukrainian territory.
He drew attention to Washington’s due compliance with the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, as well as with the concept of the prohibition of chemical weapons.
The senior official advised the US leadership not to plan or instigate provocations related to the possible use of weapons of mass destruction, including biological and chemical weapons, in Ukraine. The two parties agreed on the importance of continuing contacts.
Russia began a military operation in Ukraine on February 24, after the authorities of the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk republics asked for help in repelling the escalation of aggression from Kyiv.
Before that, it recognized the independence and sovereignty of both territories and signed treaties of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance with its leaders, which included the establishment of diplomatic relations and military assistance.
President Vladimir Putin, in a speech informing him of the start of the operation, stated that the goal was to protect the Donbass population from abuse and genocide in Kyiv over the past eight years, as well as “disarmament” and “disarmament”. . Ukraine.
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