Moscow will not discuss strategic stability issues with Washington without considering current events, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on October 25.
“The United States proposes to put the dialog on strategic stability and arms control on a systematic basis, and to do so without considering everything that is happening, we are not ready for this,” Ryabkov said.
The deputy minister confirmed that Moscow had received a proposal from Washington to resume dialog to discuss strategic stability issues.
“Yes, we have. In the form of non-paper, that is in writing, but in the form of an informal memo,” Ryabkov said.
The deputy foreign minister noted that the document is currently being studied “in an interdepartmental format.”
Ryabkov emphasized that Moscow would calmly study the proposals and respond to Washington’s request “at the appropriate moment.”
On October 27, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to discuss strategic security with the United States. “If they want – we are ready, please, and if they do not want – no need, we are developing our modern technologies, missiles, including hypersonic weapons. We do not need anything in principle, we are self-sufficient,” the Russian leader said.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency