Putin: Russia wants legal guarantees of NATO's eastward non-expansion

Source : 112 Ukraine

Putin offered to start negotiations to resolve this issue
16:40, 1 December 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested starting negotiations on guarantees of NATO's eastward non-expansion as RBK reported.

According to Putin, Moscow needs legal guarantees, since "Western colleagues did not fulfill their respective oral obligations."

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He noted 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."

"Everyone is aware of the oral assurances given that NATO will not expand eastward," Putin said, but, according to him, everything was done exactly the opposite.

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The President stressed that "legitimate Russian security concerns" were ignored and are still being ignored.

Earlier, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that the expansion of NATO military infrastructure on the territory of Ukraine might become the red line for Russia.

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As we reported, the US Department of Defense has decided to increase the number of its soldiers in Germany, lifting the 25,000-man limit, which was introduced by Trump.

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