Putin called Macron topics that the West ignored

The presidents discussed the situation in Ukraine. According to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, NATO's response is “so ideologized, so breathes with the exclusivity of the North Atlantic Alliance” that the document received from the United States can be called “a model of diplomatic decency”. Among the main points— the alliance's refusal to expand to the east, include the former republics of the USSR in its composition, conduct military activities on the territory of Ukraine and non-deployment of the bloc's military forces on the territory of countries that were not members of the alliance in 1997. The Kremlin noted that “it is not worth rushing to any conclusions”, Putin has all the documents, and he will need time to analyze them. Putin added that Russia is still studying the responses of the United States and NATO, and will decide on further actions later. It provides that no one should strengthen their security at the expense of the security of other countries. According to the Kremlin, Putin pointed out to Macron the importance of Kiev's implementation of the Minsk agreements and the establishment of a dialogue with the self-proclaimed DNR and LNR. Subscribe to Instagram RBC Get news faster than anyone else

Источник rbc.ru Russian President Vladimir Putin stated this to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service reports. Putin to Macron: The West in Russia's response did not take into account Moscow's concerns about NATO non-expansion ” src=”https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/0/90/756433772786900.jpg” alt=”Putin called Macron topics that the West ignored” />
Vladimir Putin (on ekane) and Emmanuel Macron
The United States and NATO, in Russia's written responses to its proposals in the field of security guarantees, did not take into account Moscow's fundamental concerns: the inadmissibility of the expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance to the east, the refusal to deploy strike weapons systems near Russian borders and the bloc's return to the positions of 1997. At the same time, he pointed to “positive things” that could be worked on: the arms control regime, including the issue of placing missiles in Europe, as well as ways to increase transparency and stability. Russia submitted its demands for security assurances to the US and NATO last December. In addition, according to Putin, Western countries have ignored the key issue of how the US and its allies will follow the principle of indivisibility of security, which is enshrined in the OSCE and Russia-NATO documents. On the same day, the response from NATO was handed over to the Russian ambassador in Brussels. They ended without concrete results, and Moscow requested written answers to its proposals. Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg named three areas in which progress is possible: NATO's relations with Russia, discussion of Russian concerns on the principles of the EU, and holding exercises. At the same time, he pointed out that in the response of the American side there is no positive reaction to the main question of non-expansion of NATO. On January 10, 12 and 13, three rounds of talks between the US and Russia, the Russia Council— NATO and Russia and the OSCE. Russia received a US response from Ambassador John Sullivan on January 26. According to the head of the State Department, Anthony Blinken, in it Washington rejected Moscow's main demand, indicating that NATO would adhere to the open door principle.