Ukraine expects to receive a clear time horizon from NATO as early as next year, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated.
“We are looking to get a very clear timeline from NATO. Very specific. And we want to get it in 2022. To achieve this, we need the second thing - creativity. The desire for a quick result makes us look for all possible ways to achieve a result,” Zelensky said.
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 that it wishes to discuss with Western countries. These included NATO's pledge to abandon all military activities in Eastern Europe and Ukraine.
On December 20, the Russian Federation demanded an urgent response from the United States to the proposal on "security guarantees", including the refusal of NATO from expansion to the east.