At today’s press briefing, Jen Psaki evaluated the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden.
Asked if there is an agreement between Moscow and Washington in the field of security, Jen Psaki said, “Let me be frank, President Biden informed President Putin during the meeting between them that one country cannot force another to change its border, one country cannot order the other to change its policy, and with whom countries can work with. We have consistently expressed our support for the principle that each country has the independent right to make its own decisions regarding its own security. This is reflected in the basic principles of the alliance (NATO). This remains the core policy of the United States today and will remain so in the future.“
Claiming that NATO is a “defense alliance,” Jen Psaki continued her words as follows:
“The alliance has no aggressive intentions towards Russia. NATO leaders conveyed this to Moscow. Each step we take represents the defensive measures needed to defend our allies. This is the position of our President. This is exactly what our president brought directly to President Putin’s attention.“