White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the briefing that Washington is familiar with the draft agreements on “security guarantees” proposed by the Kremlin, and is currently discussing them with European partners. Audio version of the briefing published in the YouTube channel of the department.
“We have seen Russian proposals and are discussing them with our European allies and partners. Without their participation there will be no negotiations on European security, ”said Psaki. She also added that there is no reason to think that Russia and the United States will fail to agree to reduce instability, as they have been doing for decades.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry published draft agreements on “security guarantees” between Russia and the United States, which were transferred on November 15 this year to US Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried. In particular, the Kremlin offered NATO to commit itself not to admit Ukraine and other countries to the alliance, as well as not to conduct any military actions on the territory of Ukraine.
In addition, Moscow offered the United States to promise that the country will not create military bases on the territory of the former Soviet republics and current NATO members, use their infrastructure for any military activity and develop bilateral military cooperation with them.