U.S. not making any concessions to Russia on security issues

U.S. not making any concessions to Russia on security issues

Washington will not make any concessions to Russia on security issues, since progress in these negotiations could be only on a reciprocal basis, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said.

"The key point in that is that any steps that we would take would not be concessions. They would need to be on a reciprocal basis, meaning that the Russians would also have to do something that would help improve our security – our security posture," Price said.

According to him, all of this will continue to be conducted with thorough and full consultation with our allies and partners, including Ukraine. 

"We are in the practice of being fully transparent with our Ukrainian partners about the issues that are being discussed and the progress of those engagements," the State Department spokesman added.

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