Under no circumstances will Moscow allow the deployment of NATO infrastructure in Ukraine and Georgia, head of the Russian delegation at the talks in Vienna on military security and arms control Konstantin Gavrilov stated, RIA Novosti reports.
"Moscow will not allow the deployment of NATO infrastructure in Ukraine and Georgia under any circumstances," the diplomat said.
According to Gavrilov, the Alliance regularly conducts exercises near Russia's borders and flies over the Baltics and the Black Sea.
As it was reported, in early December Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia intends to seek "reliable and long-term security guarantees"and in negotiations with the United States and its allies will" insist on the elaboration of specific agreements, excluding any NATO advance to the east."
Last week, Russia released a list of security proposals it wants to discuss with Western countries. These included NATO's promise to renounce all military activity in Eastern Europe and Ukraine.
On December 20, The Russian Federation is demanded an urgent response from the United States to the proposal on "security guarantees".