NATO to hold emergency meeting over Russian troop build-up near Ukraine's borders

Source : 112 Ukraine

Extraordinary meeting to be held at the level of foreign ministers on January 7, 2022
15:04, 4 January 2022

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The North Atlantic Council will hold an emergency meeting because of the Russian Federation's troop build-up near Ukraine's borders as the NATO press service reported.

“An extraordinary virtual meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs will be held via VTC on Friday 7 January 2022. NATO Foreign Ministers will discuss Russia’s military build-up in and around Ukraine and broader European security issues,” the message says.

The meeting will begin on January 7, 2022, at 14:00 and will be chaired by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

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Recently Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, invited Moscow to the NATO-Russia meeting.

Besides, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia that its attack on Ukraine would come at a high price called for a return to a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

Russia suggested ways for NATO countries to defuse tensions in Europe, which have arisen, among other things, because of Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry urged Washington to join Russia's unilateral moratorium on the deployment of land-based RIACs in Europe and to agree on and introduce the necessary measures to verify compliance with mutual obligations.

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In addition, Russia released a list of security proposals that it wished to discuss with Western countries. These included a promise to NATO to abandon all military activity in Eastern Europe and Ukraine.

Soon, State Department Spokesman Ned Price stated that in response to Russian demands for NATO, the United States of America and European allies will prepare their list of concerns.



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