Days after Vladimir Putin's spokesperson said the Russian president was ready for negotiations with the U.S., the country's embassy in Washington offered dialogue based only on the principle of equality.
What Happened: The Russian embassy in the U.S., on the 35th anniversary of the Washington summit, called on the American side for honest work and said Moscow is ready for talks if the U.S. agrees to address its concerns about security.
“We call on the American side to work honestly. Ignoring Russian interests as well as Washington’s thoughtless implementation of its foreign policy while being convinced of its own exclusivity and superiority, have already led to huge problems, crises in the world politics and economy,” the embassy said in a statement.
“We have learned our lessons from the past. We are well aware of the cowboy desire to ‘do away with the rival.’ We perfectly understand that one mustn’t take everything the American political establishment, especially the today’s one, says at face value,” added the embassy.
“Russia is ready for a dialogue only on the basis of equality and if our country’s security concerns are taken into account.”
This came days after the Kremlin said Putin was ready for peace talks and negotiations on Ukraine after U.S. President Joe Biden offered to "sit down" to discuss a way to end the war.
The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov had said, "most preferable way to achieve our interests is through peaceful, diplomatic means."
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