Russia unveils new draft agreement with NATO on security measures

Russia has published a draft agreement that it proposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on measures to ensure the security of both sides.

Russia and NATO will not strengthen their security individually, including through international organizations, military alliances or coalitions to the detriment of the security of others, said the document released by the Russian Ministry of Affairs. foreigners, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

They should settle disputes by peaceful means and refrain from the use or threat of force, and exercise restraint in military planning and conduct of exercises to avoid dangerous situations, he said.

Moscow suggested that Russia and NATO reaffirm that they do not see each other as adversaries.

Russia and NATO member states as of May 27, 1997 would be prohibited from deploying military forces and weapons on the territory of any other country in Europe in addition to the forces stationed there as of May 27, 1997 .

Both sides would be prohibited from deploying medium- and short-range ground missiles in areas that allow them to reach each other’s territory.

Russia has called on NATO to stop any further enlargement, including Ukraine’s accession, and to cease all military activity in Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus of the South and Central Asia.

The draft 9-article agreement has been sent to NATO for review.


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