‘Ball is in their court’: US responds to Russia’s Ukraine demands
The United States has delivered its written response to Russia’s demands that Ukraine be prevented from ever joining NATO, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday.
The response, which was requested by Russia last week, reiterated the US commitment to upholding NATO’s “open door” principle, Blinken told reporters. The message was delivered to Moscow’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs by US Ambassador John Sullivan.
The secretary declined to go into specifics of the response but said it was “fully coordinated with Ukraine and our European allies and partners with whom we’ve been...