Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is waiting for a written response to its proposals for security guarantees, but has not yet received it and hopes that this will happen one of these days, RIA Novosti reports.
“While we have not received a written answer to the questions raised, we hope that we will receive one of these days,” a Kremlin spokesman said, answering a press question on this topic.
At the end of last year, Russia published drafts of a treaty with the United States and an agreement with NATO on security assurances. Moscow demanded from its Western partners legal guarantees of refusing to further expand the alliance to the east, from joining the Ukrainian bloc and from creating military bases in post-Soviet countries.
Earlier today, the Russian Foreign Ministry also said that Russia is waiting for a written response from the United States on security guarantees. At the same time, Moscow expects Washington to respond separately to each of the points.
On the eve of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg invited Russia to continue negotiations on security. He stressed that the alliance also intends to discuss the situation in Ukraine.