US 'ready' for Russia diplomacy and to 'defend' allies: Sullivan

AFP , Thursday 13 Jan 2022

The United States is ready either for diplomacy with Russia or to "defend" allies depending on Moscow's decisions on Ukraine, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Thursday.

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2022. AFP

"We're ready either way," Sullivan told reporters. "We're ready to make progress at the negotiating table... and we're ready to take the necessary and proper steps to defend our allies, support our partners and respond robustly to any naked aggression that might occur."

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