(RepublicanInformer.com)- As tensions between Russia and Ukraine increase, thanks mostly to President Joe Biden and the fact that Russia feels as though he’ll never get in their way if they invade another country, plans have been revealed for official security talks to be held between the United States and Russia in January.
The discussions are expected to begin on January 10, with officials from both countries discussing the roughly 100,000 Russian troops currently stationed on the border with Ukraine.
A Biden administration spokesperson announced that date on Monday and confirmed that Russia and NATO would likely hold additional talks on January 12. A third, broader discussion will also take place on January 13 between Moscow, Washington, and a number of European countries.
Sergei Ryabkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, confirmed the planned dates on Tuesday and said that he hopes that discussions with the United States – which will take place in Geneva – would begin a process that grants Moscow further security guarantees from Western countries.
In other words, Russia is probably not going to back down on its rumored plans to invade or annex Ukraine, but will instead insist that Western countries stay out of their business and look the other way while they invade.
It’s the 2014 Crimea situation all over again. There may have been sanctions, but the West for the most part looked the other way and soon forgot about Russia’s invasion of the region. Could we soon be looking the other way and ignoring Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, too?
The January 12 meeting will take place in Brussels, and the January 13 talks will also include the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a Vienna-based organization that includes the United States, NATO countries, Ukraine, Russia, and a number of former Soviet states.