Russia and US Teetering on the Brink of Direct Conflict, Warns Zakharova

The dangerous and short-sighted policy of Washington has brought the USA and Russia to the brink of direct conflict, said the spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marija Zakharova.

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Russia and US Teetering on the Brink of Direct Conflict, Warns Zakharova

The reckless and irresponsible foreign policy of the United States has brought the two countries to the brink of direct conflict, according to Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Zakharova urges the Biden administration to carefully consider the situation and not to incite a dangerous escalation. "For its part, Moscow urges the Joe Biden administration to soberly assess the situation and not to unleash a spiral of dangerous escalation," Maria Zakharova pointed out.

Her comments come in response to statements made by US State Department spokesperson Ned Price, who blamed Russia for the deterioration of relations between the two countries. Zakharova countered that it is actually the United States' attempts to maintain its dominance, disregard for new global realities, and refusal to engage in meaningful discussions on security issues that have led to the current situation.

"We call on the Biden administration to soberly assess the situation" "The very effort of the United States to maintain American hegemony, by all means, ignoring new geopolitical realities, as well as its arrogant unwillingness to engage in serious dialogue on security guarantees, has led to the predictable result".

"After the high-profile fiasco in Afghanistan, America is increasingly drawn into a new conflict, not only supporting the neo-Nazi regime in Kiev financially and with weapons, but also increasing its military presence on the ground," she said.

"This is a dangerous and short-sighted policy that puts the US and Russia on the verge of a direct clash," Zakharova pointed out, "For its part, Moscow urges the Joe Biden administration to soberly assess the situation and not to unleash a spiral of dangerous escalation.

We hope that they will hear us in Washington, though there is no reason for optimism so far."

Communication with the USA

Russia is "interested in the de-escalation of tensions and agreements". "We do not give up on communication with the US at various levels, but for at least minimal progress we need counter-movement, which requires political will, open-mindedness and readiness to negotiate honestly, without a double-bottom line. And this is exactly what Washington completely lacks right now," the diplomat added.

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