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Russia Admits to Frayed Ties with Western Countries

Russia’s diplomacy with the West is in crisis management mode and is focused on ensuring tensions do not spill over into a large-scale conflict. On Friday, the TASS news agency reported a top diplomat saying,

In an interview, TASS cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying that security guarantees Russia had sought and discussed with the West in 2021 were no longer relevant and that Moscow had no trust in the NATO military alliance.

“Our scale of priorities, including in the sphere of ensuring our security and forming a more stable framework for these efforts, has completely changed (since 2021),” Ryabkov told TASS.

“What is happening in the Western direction is now, first of all, the task of the military,” Ryabkov was quoted as saying.

“Diplomacy in this direction is working, I would say, in crisis management mode and in … preventing a slide to a large-scale conflict.”

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