“The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on & nbsp; this Friday published a draft proposal on & nbsp; security guarantees between Russia and the & nbsp; USA, and & nbsp; also for & nbsp; European NATO members. Obviously, the & nbsp; EU should be an integral part of such discussions & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; he wrote & nbsp; in & nbsp; his blog.
He recalled that & nbsp; Europe's security for the past 50 years has been built on the & nbsp; principles proposed by the Helsinki Final Act and & nbsp; Charter of Paris.
There is also an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which “offers mechanisms and rules that remain the cornerstone of any interaction with Russia.” As follows from the & nbsp; documents, in & nbsp; in particular, the alliance should abandon & nbsp; conduct any military activity on the & nbsp; territory of Ukraine and & nbsp; other states of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and & nbsp; Central Asia.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & nbsp; RF Sergey Ryabkov on December 18 said that & nbsp; Russia offered the United States to negotiate on & nbsp; security guarantees exclusively on a bilateral basis, stressing that & nbsp; participation of other countries would deprive them of & nbsp; meaning.
On & nbsp; that & nbsp; the same day it became known that & nbsp; the United States is going to respond to & nbsp; Russia's proposals for & nbsp; security guarantees for & nbsp; next week. As noted by a source from the & nbsp; White House, the & nbsp; administration of the US President found some of the & nbsp; proposals useful, and & nbsp; others & nbsp; & mdash; unacceptable.