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The U.S. has made no concessions to the main Russian demands over Ukraine and NATO in a long-awaited written response delivered to Russia on Wednesday in Moscow, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, AP reported.

He said Russia's response clearly shows that the U.S. is sticking to its principles. "There is no change and there will be no change," he said, adding that Washington's written response to Russia's security demands sets a diplomatic path forward if Moscow gets serious as the United States seeks to prevent military escalation against Ukraine.

Blinken said the document delivered to Russia contained a "principled and pragmatic" assessment of Moscow's concerns, adding that the response was fully coordinated with Ukraine and Washington's European allies.

He also said he expects to have a follow-up discussion with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the coming days.

He said the U.S. response to Russia's demands reflects that Washington is open to dialogue and prefers diplomacy, but that Russia decides how to respond. He warned that the United States would be prepared either way.

Blinken said the U.S. position on NATO's open-door policy will not change.

Although the U.S. embassy in Kiev would remain open, Blinken said, he warned that Americans in that country should seriously consider leaving.

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