Significant differences persist between NATO and Russia



NATO-Russia council delegation comes during a period of high-stakes discretion, with a session of talks in Western cities sought at staving off a feared Russian incursion of Ukraine. Moscow has rejected the likelihood of an invasion, accused the United States and NATO of subverting security in the area, and brought about a desired plan of safety demands from the military bloc, which were pushed to the US last month.




NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is leading the discussions, which were being carried at the organisation’s centre. The meeting began at 09:00 GMT and carried for 4 long hours. All 30 envoys of the US-led security bloc were involved, while Russia’s deputations starred senior officials comprising Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko and Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin.




RUSSIA DEMANDS SECURITY GUARANTEES

Russian President Vladimir Putin had announced his country’s recommendations, put forth in two draft pacts in December, which were simple as per them. But Western powers recognize many of the proposals as unsuitable.

In Moscow, Kremlin mouthpiece Dmitry Peskov notified that Russia wants a timely reply.

“The situation regarding European security and our national interests has reached a critical line,” Peskov told in a conference call with correspondents, as he dubbed NATO “an instrument of confrontation.”



After Monday’s conversations, Sergei A. Ryabkov, who directed the Russian viewpoint, repudiated that Russia had any motive for a new military incursion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Mr Ryabkov notified that if the West did not concede to Russia’s requests to withdraw NATO’s impression in Eastern Europe and dismissed any future associateship for Ukraine, it would encounter incognito outcomes that would leave the “security of the whole European continent” at danger.




KEY RESULTS OF THE MEETING

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told on Wednesday that the conference between NATO and Russia over the condition in Ukraine was "not an easy discussion" and that "differences will not be easy to bridge," but mentioned that NATO supporters and Russia "expressed the need to resume dialogue." The chief of NATO told on Wednesday that “significant differences” persisted between the union and Russia after four hours of discussions sought at holding off a farther Russian incursion of Ukraine and clear frictions between Moscow and the West.

Mr. Stoltenberg told that NATO supporters exhorted Russia to “immediately de-escalate the situation in Ukraine,” where approx. 100,000 Russian armies have clustered near the frontiers, and to regard the sovereignty and territorial dignity of its neighbours.



And he told that NATO supporters restated their denial to ratify Russian demands to halt further growth with countries that hoped to unite with the bloc and to evacuate all allied armies from NATO members adjoining Russia.

Mr. Stoltenberg told that NATO supporters proposed to Russia a sequence of further discussions on broader issues of European security, comprising arms custody and missile deployments. Meanwhile, the Russian deputation was naturally optimistic, he said, they would or could not engage in new discussions.



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