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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

On January 12, in Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium), a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council was held, during which the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Alexander Fomin, brought Russian assessments of the current state of European security, and also gave clarifications on the military aspects of the Russian draft agreement on security guarantees .

Alexander Fomin stressed that “Russian-NATO relations are at a critically low level. This is happening against the backdrop of global instability, the terrorist threat, the deployment of another arms race, as well as the complete degradation of the security architecture in Europe.”

He also noted that “in the current legal documents regulating relations between Russia and NATO, there is a commitment to interact as partners without creating threats to each other’s security.”

It was stated that “the Russian side has repeatedly proposed to the alliance to take measures to de-escalate the situation. On the part of the alliance, Russian initiatives were ignored. This creates the prerequisites for the emergence of incidents and conflicts and undermines the foundations of security.

Under these conditions, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, decided to send the United States of America and NATO draft agreements on legally binding security guarantees.

The key issues on which we consider it necessary to focus are:

All proposals have been brought to the Russia-NATO Council and are on the negotiating table.

It was noted that “the Russian side is counting on a constructive discussion in order to reach the preparation of agreements on security guarantees for the Russian Federation as soon as possible.”

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