“I & nbsp; called a meeting of the Council Russia & nbsp; & mdash; NATO on January 12 & nbsp; to discuss European security issues, in & nbsp; especially the situation in & nbsp; Ukraine and & nbsp; around & nbsp; and & nbsp; also the problems of hostilities, mutual transparency and & nbsp; risk reduction & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Stoltenberg wrote on & nbsp; Twitter.
Previously, he scheduled talks between the alliance and & nbsp; Russia for & nbsp; 12 & nbsp; January. The meeting will be the first in & nbsp; 2.5 years.
Aide to the President of Russia Yuri Ushakov announced on December 30 & nbsp; that & nbsp; the Russian side will be represented by the Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs and & nbsp; Defense.
Moscow in & nbsp; ; In mid-December, NATO proposed a draft agreement on & nbsp; security guarantees. Among the proposals of Russia & nbsp; & mdash; non-expansion of the alliance to the & nbsp; east, non-accession to it of the countries of the former USSR and & nbsp; a ban on & nbsp; military activities on the & nbsp; territory of Ukraine.
Stoltenberg previously stated that NATO would not compromise on the issue of Ukraine and its entry into the alliance.
He & nbsp; noted that & nbsp; Russia continues to build up troops in the & nbsp; region, and & nbsp; warned her about the & nbsp; consequences in the & nbsp; case of aggression against Ukraine.
On January 7 & nbsp; an extraordinary virtual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the NATO countries will take place. They will discuss “ the concentration of Russian troops near Ukraine, and & nbsp; also a wide range of European security issues, '' said Oana Lungescu, a spokesman for the bloc.
On & nbsp; 10 & nbsp; January, talks are scheduled in & nbsp; Geneva between representatives of Russia and & nbsp; the United States. The parties will discuss Russian proposals for & nbsp; security guarantees. On January 13 & nbsp; a meeting of representatives of Russia and & nbsp; OSCE will be held.