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Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden will decide whether they need to have another conversation following two calls last month.

Lavrov told reporters that top officials will now submit their proposals to Putin, who has the American response

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that the U.S. response contained some elements that could lead to “the start of a serious talk on secondary issues” but emphasized that “the document contains no positive response on the main issue.”

Those are the Russian demands for the non-expansion of NATO and the non-deployment of weapons that may threaten Russia.

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