NATO has said that it is ready to work on enhancing confidence-building measures with Russia on the condition that the Kremlin works to reduce tensions on the border with Ukraine and retreat their defenses.

In a statement, the US-led bloc insisted that any dialogue would have to proceed on the basis of reciprocity, address [its] concerns about Russia’s defensive actions.

These are based on the core principles and foundational documents of European security, and must take place in consultation with the NATO’s European partners. The notice comes amid worsening tensions between Moscow and the 30-member military organization.

President Vladimir Putin told his US counterpart Joe Biden that his country is “seriously interested in getting reliable and firm legal guarantees that would rule out NATO’s expansion further into Eastern Europe, as well as the deployment of offensive strike weapons systems nearby.

Putin’s proposal came in response to Biden’s concerns” about Russian troops allegedly threatening Ukraine, which has long held aspirations to become a member of the bloc.

The Russian leader, however, insisted that it was NATO making dangerous attempts to conquer the state’s territory and building up its military potential at our borders.

Ukraine’s intelligence service and a number of Western leaders have issued warnings in recent weeks that Moscow could be preparing an all-out invasion of its neighbor.

The Kremlin has consistently rejected the allegations, instead voicing concerns about the prospect of the former Soviet republic potentially joining NATO.

The USA is dragging Kiev into the orbit of the military organization and turning it into a bridgehead of confrontation with Russia – a move which could destabilize Europe.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that past dialogue between the two proved futile, and that NATO was more interested in whipping up propaganda and putting pressure on Russia about Ukraine.

Moscow announced that it would suspend all direct bilateral ties with NATO and shutter its offices in the Russian capital, as a response to the NATO’s expulsion of 8 Russian diplomats from its Brussels headquarters, over claims of involvement in undisclosed espionage?

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.

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Invasion of the Punk
Invasion of the Punk
19-12-21 12:13

NATO does have to listen to Russia . NATO is accusing Russia of showing potential aggression that could lead to war . Indeed war would be very expensive and devastating . NATO should fear a war , big as NATO might be , backed by America , NATO would not be a match for the Russian army

Happy Squirrel
Happy Squirrel
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19-12-21 12:17

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Great Guy
Great Guy
19-12-21 12:14

Russia must protect Ukraine from NATO occupation. In other words NATO says it won’t expand eastwards if Russia gives up Ukraine so NATO can move in.

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Happy Squirrel
Happy Squirrel
19-12-21 12:16

Take it easy, folks. NATO asks Russia to step in and fix the problem. The best solution is de-nacification and cleaning the field. That will keep most of the population in place, without flooding Europe with refugees. That will also decrease tensions from US bases on Ukrainian territory. And also it will let Russia repairing transit through Ukraine territory. Of course, in that case Ukraine will become part of Russia as it always been.