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The EU commented on Russia's proposal for security guarantees

BRUSSELS, 17 Dec The EU is in favor of discussing European security within the framework of existing formats, said RIA Novosti, spokesman for the EU's foreign policy service Peter Stano. This is how he commented on Russia's initiative to consolidate security guarantees. We honestly warned them: a red line was drawn before NATO “The Helsinki Final Act and the Charter of Paris offered us the key principles around which European security is built. To this end, we have developed a number of confidence-building mechanisms. And, in addition to the NATO-Russia Council, the OSCE offers mechanisms that remain fundamental in any interaction with Russia, “- said the agency's interlocutor, answering the question in what format the proposals of Russia can be discussed. As Stano recalled, the position of the European Union is that” every sovereign state has the right to freely choose its foreign policy, policy security and alliances. “” Russia must understand and respect this, “the EU representative concluded. In turn, the US President's Assistant for National Security Jake Sullivan, speaking at the Council of International Relations, said that the US is ready for dialogue with Russia. According to him, Moscow has listed its concerns, Washington will offer to discuss its own. with Washington and its NATO allies to work out clear international legal agreements that exclude the advancement of the North Atlantic Alliance to the east, said Vladimir Putin. The Foreign Ministry published the corresponding draft agreements with NATO and the United States on December 17. The documents, in particular, exclude the further expansion of the alliance to the east and Ukraine's entry into it, the deployment of additional troops and weapons outside the countries in which they were as of May 1997, and also provide for the abandonment of any NATO military activities in Ukraine, in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.


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