“I hope US President Joe Biden has the wisdom to deal with a global confrontation similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.” This was stated by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reports Reuters.
According to him, there are similarities between the war now and the Caribbean crisis, because “Russia is now threatened by Western weapons in Ukraine.”
“I wish in today’s situation Joe Biden had more opportunity to find out who is giving the orders and how. The difference is that back in 1962, Khrushchev and Kennedy found the strength for responsibility and wisdom, but now we don’t see such readiness in Washington,” he added.
To resolve the Caribbean crisis, the US agrees to remove its missiles from Turkey and the Soviet Union from Cuba.
A spokesman for the National Security Council of the White House refused to comment on Lavrov’s statements, but pointed out that the lines of communication with Moscow remain open.
The subject of the negotiations
The Russian leadership and President Vladimir Putin are ready for talks on Ukraine. This was announced by the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov.
“We are always ready to listen to the proposals of our Western partners in order to reduce tensions,” he pointed out.
According to him, the negotiations should be based “on realistic proposals, principles of equality and respect, as well as the search for compromise and balance between the interests of the interested parties.”
“The readiness of Russia and Vladimir Putin for negotiations has not changed,” added Lavrov, Reuters reported.
For its part, Ukraine announced that negotiations can only take place after the complete withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukrainian territory.