The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister & nbsp; RF Alexander Grushko and & nbsp; Deputy Minister of Defense & nbsp; RF Alexander Fomin. From & nbsp; NATO side was attended by the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg and & nbsp; representatives of thirty countries & mdash; allies of the alliance.
“ Today, during the & nbsp; Russia & nbsp; NATO Council, I & nbsp; again spoke about & nbsp; fundamental principles of the international and & nbsp; European security system. each country has the sovereign right to choose its own path & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman wrote on & nbsp; Twitter on the results of the talks. Also, the US mission to & nbsp; NATO stated that & nbsp; the alliance remains open to dialogue and & nbsp; diplomacy.
This meeting was a continuation of Russia's negotiations with & nbsp; NATO countries on & nbsp; security guarantees. On January 10 & nbsp; in Geneva, negotiations were held with & nbsp; participation of Russian-American delegations. As a result of the talks, Russia and the US have not & nbsp; made progress on the & nbsp; issue of guarantees for & nbsp; NATO expansion, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.