The United States is ready for diplomacy to deal with the buildup of troops near Ukraine, but any dialogue must be coordinated with allies and partners in Europe.
This was stated by U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to his Russian counterpart, UA informs.
During a telephone conversation, Sullivan told Russian foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov that the United States was ready to negotiate through several channels, including bilateral cooperation.
At the same time, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the U.S. presidential adviser made it clear that any dialogue should be based on reciprocity.
“Jake Sullivan has stated the readiness of the United States to participate in diplomacy through a number of channels, including bilateral cooperation, the Russia-NATO Council and the OSCE. He made it clear that any dialogue must be based on reciprocity and take into account our concerns about Russia’s actions and take place in full coordination with our European allies and partners” – Psaki said.
Earlier, the White House reaffirmed Ukraine’s right to join NATO.