23 Dec 2021 14:55

Putin expects Russia-U.S. talks on security guarantees in Jan to enable them to move ahead

MOSCOW. Dec 23 (Interfax) - Negotiations between Russia and the United States on security guarantees will take place in early January, and Moscow expects they would enable the two countries to move ahead, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"We are also prepared to discuss them [security guarantees] on the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe] platform. I hope this initial positive response and the announcement that this work could possibly start in the near future, during the first days of January, would enable us to move ahead," Putin said at an annual press conference on Thursday.