Russia and US Officials Meet up to Discuss Buildup of Troops

Sergei Ryabkov, a Russian Officials meets up with Biden Administration.

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Sergei Ryabkov, a Russian Officials meets up with Biden Administration.

Sophia Cacoilo, Reporter

On Monday, January 10, 2022, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, and his delegation will meet face to face with Wendy Sherman, the U.S. deputy security of state, to discuss the countries ties.

As it stands, the Russian Administration has an amassed force of 100,000 troops near Ukraine borders. Leading to the United States and Russian Government to meet up as a way to prevent future disagreements. Unfortunately, both sides were suspicious of the success that can be obtained from the meeting. With Rybakov stating it was entirely possible for diplomacy to end after a single meeting, while the Biden Administration threatens retaliation against Russia if they were to invade Ukraine.

The main purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. Currently, the Kremlin, the executive branch of Russia, denies any invasion plans for the future, going as far as to state that it was responding against aggressive behavior from the NATO military alliance and Ukraine. As of now, the branch has demanded that NATO stops attempting to move into eastern countries, including Ukraine.

According to Sergei Ryabkov on the Russian Government’s requests, “We need legal guarantees of the non-expansion of NATO and the elimination of everything that alliance since 1997.”

Above all, the Biden Administration wishes for diplomacy between the two countries.

As a way to encourage the Russian president, U.S. officials state that the Biden administration is prepared to discuss limits in intermediate range missiles in Europe as well as restrictions of military exercises on the continent. Hopefully motivating Vladimir Putin to halt his army’s movement from entering Ukraine.