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中英對照讀新聞》Kremlin expects US answer on security guarantees next month(克里姆林宮期望美國下個月回答安全保障要求)

俄羅斯總統普廷12月23日在莫斯科召開年終記者會。(美聯社)

俄羅斯總統普廷12月23日在莫斯科召開年終記者會。(美聯社)

2021/12/29 05:30

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The Kremlin said Friday that it expects the United States to respond next month to Moscow’s request for security guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine.

克里姆林宮週五說,期望美國下個月回應莫斯科提出,排除北大西洋公約組織(NATO)向烏克蘭擴張的安全保障要求。

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the West on Thursday to "immediately’’ meet Russia’s demand, accusing the U.S. and its allies of maintaining a military presence ``on the threshold of our home.’’

俄羅斯總統普廷週四敦促西方「立即」達成俄方的要求,指控美國及其盟邦持續「在我們家門口」部署軍力。

Last week, Moscow submitted draft security documents demanding that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries and roll back the alliance’s military deployments in Central and Eastern Europe.

上週,莫斯科提出安全文件草案,要求北約拒絕讓烏克蘭和其他前蘇聯加盟共和國加入,並縮減該聯盟在中、東歐的軍事部署。

Moscow presented its demand amid soaring tensions over a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine that has stoked fears of a possible invasion. (AP)

莫斯科在俄羅斯於烏克蘭附近增兵,引發可能入侵的疑懼,導致緊張升高之際,提出該要求。(美聯社)

新聞辭典

preclude:動詞,排除,阻止。例句:Bad weather has precluded us from reaching the summit.(天氣不好使我們無法登頂。)

roll back:片語,降低,削弱。例句:The new government plans to roll back antipollution requirements.(新政府打算降低防治污染的要求。)

stoke:動詞,挑起,煽動。例句:These rumors have stoked up racial hatred.(這些謠言激起種族仇恨。)