GENERICO.ruWorldThere are no plans to renew the Russia-NATO council, the Foreign Ministry said

There are no plans to renew the Russia-NATO council, the Foreign Ministry said

MOSCOW, Dec 17 NATO has left unanswered all Moscow's earlier proposals on de-escalation, the alliance has not presented any concrete and serious initiatives to resume the work of the Russia-NATO Council, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told RIA Novosti. Russia if Moscow takes concrete steps to reduce tensions. Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance continues to advocate the resumption of the work of the Russia-NATO Council, within which the situation in Ukraine can also be discussed. NATO put forward a condition for a dialogue with Russia “We have not received any concrete serious proposals from NATO. All our earlier proposals for de-escalation remained unanswered,” said Grushko. international legal agreements precluding any further NATO advance to the east and the deployment of weapons in neighboring states, primarily Ukraine, that threaten Russia. Moscow believes that it is necessary to officially disavow the decision of the 2008 NATO Bucharest summit that Ukraine and Georgia will become NATO members, as contrary to the commitment of the leaders of all OSCE participating States not to strengthen their security at the expense of the security of others. The US assessed the possibility of a” deal “between Russia and NATO On Wednesday, at a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and US Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried, Russia officially handed the US two documents – an agreement and an agreement including Russian ideas on security guarantees. The Kremlin said that the Russian Federation is ready to immediately begin negotiations on the draft of these documents. Earlier Ryabkov told RIA Novosti that if NATO and the United States did not respond to the Russian Federation’s demand for security guarantees, this could lead to a new round of confrontation.


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