According to the statement, the diplomats discussed “the results of the Russian-American talks in Geneva.” [sobre a Ucrânia e a presença da NATO no leste europeu] To create the legally binding, long-term security guarantees demanded by Moscow.
The day before, Mora announced, on his Twitter account, that he would discuss with the Russian authorities “bilateral relations between the European Union and Russia, issues of foreign policy and the security structure in Europe.”
Security consultations yielded no progress, as the United States and NATO consider some of Moscow’s security demands unacceptable, such as abandoning Ukraine’s accession to NATO.
For its part, Russia insists that it needs binding security guarantees, as it considers that the bloc’s eastward expansion threatens the security of the continent.
Other topics discussed at the meeting were the relaunch of the Iran nuclear deal and the situation surrounding Venezuela.
Mora’s visit to Moscow coincides with the meeting today in the same city with her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Annalina Barbock.
Barbuk also met on Monday in Kiev with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in visits aimed at re-launching the negotiation formula of the Normandy Group, which unites Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine, with the aim of ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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