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Sullivan Teases What Deal with Russia Could Look Like, But Warns If They Invade Ukraine ‘We’re Ready for That’

There are a number of subjects the Biden administration is willing to discuss with the Kremlin
Sullivan teases what deal with Russia could look like, but warns if they invade Ukraine ‘we’re ready for that'
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a press conference on Dec. 23, 2021, in Moscow. (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images | istock)

National security adviser Jake Sullivan said that while the U.S. is prepared for multiple scenarios involving Russia and Ukraine, there are a number of subjects they are willing to discuss when it comes to a possible deal with the Kremlin.

As Russia continues to amass troops near the border with its neighbor, the Biden administration continues to hold out hope that a diplomatic solution can be reached. In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Sullivan hinted at what that could look like.

“We’re prepared, alongside our allies and partners, to negotiate issues of mutual concern when it comes to European security,” Sullivan said. “And yes, that would include reciprocal limitations on the placement of offensive missiles, it would include greater transparency measures, it would include mechanisms to reduce the possibility of mistake or escalation if there are incidents at sea or in the air. We’re prepared to do all of that, just as we have been over the course of the past decades in the Cold War and after.”

Sullivan said that if Russia is interested in coming to the negotiating table, the U.S. is “prepared to come flanked by allies and partners” to negotiate.

“If Russia chooses to go a different path, we’re ready for that too,” he said.

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