MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 21:46:46 +0000 Blinken: No concessions to Russia on Ukraine http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/2bfb50a1c0034f87a8e279a52984570f Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. has made no concessions to the main Russian demands over Ukraine and NATO in a written response delivered Wednesday to Moscow. (Jan. 26) 2bfb50a1c0034f87a8e279a52984570f Wed, 26 Jan 2022 21:56:08 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 26 January 20221. Pan, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken walks into briefing room2. SOUNDBITE (English) Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State:"All told, our actions over the past week have sharpened the choice facing Russia now. We've laid out a diplomatic path. We've lined up steep consequences should Russia choose further aggression. We've step forward with more support for Ukraine's security and economy, and we and our allies and partners are united across the board. Now, we'll continue to press forward and prepare. It remains up to Russia to decide how to respond. We're ready either way."U.S. STATE DEPT.Washington, DC - 26 January 20223. SOUNDBITE (English) Matt Lee, Associated Press:"Is there anything different in this document than what we have heard publicly over the course of the last couple of weeks?"US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 26 January 20224. SOUNDBITE (English) Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State:"The document, as I, as I said, makes very clear some of the basic principles that we are standing by, committed to and will uphold, much of which has been stated in public, including by me, in recent days and weeks. And that goes to NATO's open door policy.(Reporter: So, you would say that it is accurate to say there are no concessions?)This isn't about concessions. (Reporter: Well, there is no change in that the U.S. and NATO position in this document?)First of all, there is there is no change. There will be no change. Second, we reiterate the that principle. Of course, it is for NATO, not the United States unilaterally to discuss the the open door, the open door policy, these are decisions that NATO makes as an alliance, not the United States unilaterally, but from our perspective, I can't be more clear. NATO's door is open, remains open. And that is our commitment."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASHES++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State:"Right now, the document is with them and the ball's in their court. We'll see what we do, as I've said repeatedly, whether they choose the path of diplomacy and dialogue, whether they decide to renew aggression against Ukraine. We're prepared either way. Thank you. Thank you. "6. Pan, Blinken walks away STORYLINE:Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. has made no concessions to the main Russian demands over Ukraine and NATO in a written response delivered Wednesday to Moscow.The United States on Wednesday delivered a written response to the Kremlin's security demands on Ukraine and NATO amid soaring tensions that Moscow is planning to invade its neighbor, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan handed over the response to Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.Russia has demanded guarantees that NATO will never admit Ukraine and other ex-Soviet nations as members and that the alliance will roll back troop deployments in other former Soviet bloc nations. These are nonstarters for the U.S. and its allies.Wednesday's answer to Russia makes very clear that the U.S. is standing by its principles, Blinken said. "There is no change, there will be no change."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. has made no concessions to the main Russian demands over Ukraine and NATO in a written response delivered Wednesday to Moscow. (Jan. 26) Blinken: No concessions to Russia on Ukraine