At the first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) in two years, which is scheduled for January 12 in Brussels, it is planned to discuss European security, Ukraine, measures to reduce risks and military transparency in the actions of the Russian and NATO armed forces. NATO Secretary General and RNC Chairman Jens Stoltenberg wrote about this on Twitter on January 4.
“I convened the NATO-Russia Council on January 12 to discuss issues related to European security, especially the situation in and around Ukraine, issues related to military activity, mutual transparency and risk reduction. A meaningful dialogue on this agenda will be in the interests of all parties ", - said Stoltenberg.
On the eve of the RNC meeting, the foreign ministers of NATO member countries will hold a video conference on January 7 to discuss Russia's requirements for European security, as well as the situation on the border with Ukraine.
The Russian delegation at the meeting will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko, who was previously the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has published draft agreements with the United States on security guarantees Text: Dmitry Kulemyakin The Russian Foreign Ministry has published on its website draft agreements between Moscow and Washington on security guarantees.
According to the document, Russia offers the United States to abandon the creation of military bases on the territory of countries that were previously part of the USSR and are not part of NATO.
In addition, Moscow and Washington will abandon the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of other states, as well as eliminate the existing infrastructure for the deployment of such weapons outside their borders.
The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the draft agreements were handed over to the Americans on December 15. "The American side was given the necessary explanations of the logic of the Russian approach in a detailed form, and the corresponding arguments were presented," the Foreign Ministry stressed.