GENERICO.ruWorldBorrell informed the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine about consultations on the proposals of Russia

Borrell informed the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine about consultations on the proposals of Russia

BRUSSELS Dec 23 The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, told Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba that the EU is coordinating its actions with partners in connection with Russia's proposals on security guarantees in Europe, the EU foreign policy statement said. including on two draft agreements submitted by Russia concerning the European security architecture, “the document says. During the telephone conversation, Borrell and Kuleba also discussed the situation in Eastern Europe, in particular, on the border between Ukraine and Russia, where, according to the EU, there is an increase in the Russian military presence. “The head of EU diplomacy reaffirmed the unwavering support of the EU for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” dictate its foreign and security policy. In his opinion, any negotiations on security in Europe should be based on existing commitments within the OSCE and the UN. The EU will work with the US to negotiate with Russia, Borrell said. Recently, Kiev and Western states have expressed concern about the alleged increase in “aggressive actions” by Russia near Ukraine's borders. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is moving troops within its territory and at its own discretion. According to him, this does not threaten anyone and should not worry anyone. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations by the West and Ukraine, claiming that statements of “Russian aggression” are being used as an excuse to deploy more NATO military equipment near Russian borders. Russia published last week draft treaties with the United States and agreements with NATO member states. which include, in particular, provisions on mutual guarantees of security in Europe, on the non-deployment of medium and shorter-range missiles in each other's reach and refusal from further NATO expansion, including at the expense of the former Soviet republics. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti that if NATO and the United States do not respond to Russia's demand for security guarantees, this could lead to a new round of confrontation. Borrell previously said that the EU should be an integral part of discussions on security in Europe. Kremlin comments on US security assurance statements


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