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Russia Criticizes U.S. Security Response But Sees Room for Talks

  • Kremlin says needs time to analyze U.S. security offer
  • Lavrov says U.S. didn’t address Russia’s ‘main’ concern
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Russia gave a critical initial response to U.S. security proposals aimed at defusing a crisis over Ukraine, saying they failed to address Moscow’s demands to prevent NATO expansion, though the Kremlin indicated talks are likely to continue.

While President Vladimir Putin has read the documents and will take time to study them, “it cannot be said that our views were taken into account, or that a readiness to take our concerns into account was demonstrated,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday.