Russian side will discuss with the State Department the implementation of statements on strategic stability

In addition, Anatoly Antonov, head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Washington, considers it necessary to resolve the issue of returning Russian diplomatic property to the United States.

Russian side will discuss with the State Department the implementation of statements on strategic stability

“I managed to get in touch with my colleagues from the State Department today, and specific meetings will take place in the coming days. The meetings will take place in the coming days to discuss what exactly [we] can do to implement the provisions of the joint document on strategic stability”, – he said.

Antonov noted that Russia, on the issue of strategic stability, is disposed towards a dialogue with the United States that gives concrete results.

“We are committed to such a dialogue. For dialogue, not just for the sake of dialogue, but for it to yield concrete results <…> so that the peoples of both the United States and Russia, and, of course, the whole world live calmly and feel calm”.

On Wednesday, at a press conference in Geneva following the Russian-US summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an agreement with the American side on interagency consultations under the auspices of the Russian Foreign

Ministry and the US State Department on strategic stability and arms control.
The head of the press service of the US Foreign Ministry Ned Price said at a briefing on Monday that the US delegation in the negotiations on strategic stability with the Russian Federation will be led by a senior State Department official.

According to Price, preparations are underway for the first meeting.
Antonov also considers it necessary to resolve the issue of returning to Russia diplomatic property seized in the United States.

“You remember, she was seized, we were deprived of many buildings and real estate. We will insist and will never accept the situation when we are deprived of the opportunity to use certain objects of Russian state property. This is our property, and only we have the right to dispose of this property, to decide what to do with it”.

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