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NATO invites Russia to negotiations over Ukraine

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Russia is considering a proposal from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) calling on it to start talks on January 12 over its security expectations, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday, quoted by the TASS agency.

In the context of strong diplomatic tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Ukrainian dossier, Russia has warned of the risk of a major clash with the West if the United States and its allies do not seriously consider providing guarantees. security in Moscow.

Priorities for the Kremlin: the promise to cease all military activity in Ukraine and Eastern Europe and that of ending the enlargement of the Alliance.

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According to Washington, Russia has massed more than 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, a possible prelude to an invasion. Moscow denies any bellicose intent, denounces the aggressive behavior of Kiev and the West, and declares that these troop movements are purely defensive in nature.

The proposals of security guarantees of Moscow appear in two documents, a draft treaty with the countries ofNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization and another with the United States, which the Russian Foreign Ministry released in mid-December.

The Kremlin mainly demands that theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization does not deploy any troops or additional military equipment outside the countries which made up the Alliance in May 1997, before the start of the expansion towards the East, except in exceptional cases and in agreement with Moscow.

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