“Let them dash or climb up on their own and beg for it.”

Dmitriy Medvedev, Russia, the United States, diplomacy, dialogue, opinions;

2022-06-20 16:10:00

The former Russian president referred to the fact that the late Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev hit the table with his boots at the United Nations General Assembly in 1960 as a “tested method of communication” with the United States.

According to former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, there is no need to negotiate with the United States at the moment, allowing them to “rush or go up again on their own and beg for it.”

Medvedev, who is currently the deputy head of the Russian Security Council, expressed his condemnation over the case of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti on the Telegram channel. Accordingly, recently many people said that it is very important for mankind to immediately begin negotiations on the extension of the Russian-American START-3 (New START) treaty on reducing military offensive arms or a new agreement.

Medvedev says it depends on the president’s decision, but, as the person who signed New START in 2010 (with then-US President Barack Obama – editor), believes that the time is the least favorable for negotiations at the moment. He noted that the situation was already difficult in this regard last year, as stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who extended START 3 for another five years after exchanging diplomatic notes and a phone conversation with US President Joe Biden.

“And now everything: a dead end,” said Medvedev, who said that they had nothing to do with the United States at the moment, and “zero-zero” relations (zero degree at all). The former Russian president believed that there was no need to warm them up at the moment, and there was no need to negotiate with Washington.

“By the way, there is a proven way of communicating with America on this matter, with shoes on the podium of the United Nations. It was working,” he said.

Medvedev was referring to the legendary case in which the late Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev allegedly hit the table with his shoe at the United Nations General Assembly in 1960 while a speaker spoke of the Soviet Union “overrunning” the territory of Eastern Europe.

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