Russian Foreign Ministry: the wording on the accession of Ukraine and Georgia to NATO is unthinkable

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The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the results of negotiations with NATO.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko considers the wording that Ukraine and Georgia will become NATO members unthinkable, RIA Novosti reports.
The diplomat made a statement following a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council, which took place the day before in Brussels.
"All the problems that were brought out, they were on the agenda one way or another – this is the expansion of NATO and the "Bucharest decision" (the NATO summit in Bucharest in 2008 – ed.) that Ukraine and Georgia will become members of the Alliance. Today I once again reminded that this thoughtless line on the involvement of states in the former USSR in NATO creates risks," Grushko told reporters.
He noted that such a "Bucharest decision" written on the knee is being elevated to the rank of state policy today. In this context, Grushko added that "intoxicated by the prospect of joining NATO," former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in 2008 "embarked on a military adventure."
"It is impossible to write down such formulations that Georgia and Ukraine will become members of NATO – this is a formulation in relation to sovereign, independent states. It's impossible, it's unthinkable," Grushko stressed.
In turn, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili commented on the results of the Russia-NATO Council meeting on her Twitter microblog.
"In such difficult geopolitical times, we see that Georgia can rely on its partners who continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia," the President noted.
The NATO-Russia Council (NRC) was established in 2002 as a platform for the development of interaction and coordination. The Body promoted cooperation between Moscow and the countries of the alliance in important areas, in particular the fight against international terrorism. After 2008, the work of the NRC slowed down, and in 2014, relations became even more tense. The last meeting of the NRC was held in 2019.
The final deterioration of cooperation occurred in October 2021, when NATO revoked the accreditation of eight Russian diplomats. In response, the Russian Federation decided to suspend the work of the permanent mission at the NATO headquarters in Belgium and close the military communications mission and the information bureau of the bloc in Moscow.
On January 9-10, Russia and the United States held consultations in Geneva on Moscow's proposals on security guarantees. The meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels should also be followed by consultations in Vienna at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
At the end of 2021, Russia published drafts of a treaty with the United States and an agreement with NATO on security guarantees. Moscow, in particular, demands from Western partners legal guarantees against further expansion of NATO to the east, from joining the bloc of Ukraine and from the creation of military bases in post-Soviet countries.

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Russian Foreign Ministry: the wording on the accession of Ukraine and Georgia to NATO is unthinkable

2022/01/78654-1642062880.jpg
Read: 994     14:00     13 ЯНВАРЬ 2022    

The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the results of negotiations with NATO.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko considers the wording that Ukraine and Georgia will become NATO members unthinkable, RIA Novosti reports.
The diplomat made a statement following a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council, which took place the day before in Brussels.
"All the problems that were brought out, they were on the agenda one way or another – this is the expansion of NATO and the "Bucharest decision" (the NATO summit in Bucharest in 2008 – ed.) that Ukraine and Georgia will become members of the Alliance. Today I once again reminded that this thoughtless line on the involvement of states in the former USSR in NATO creates risks," Grushko told reporters.
He noted that such a "Bucharest decision" written on the knee is being elevated to the rank of state policy today. In this context, Grushko added that "intoxicated by the prospect of joining NATO," former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in 2008 "embarked on a military adventure."
"It is impossible to write down such formulations that Georgia and Ukraine will become members of NATO – this is a formulation in relation to sovereign, independent states. It's impossible, it's unthinkable," Grushko stressed.
In turn, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili commented on the results of the Russia-NATO Council meeting on her Twitter microblog.
"In such difficult geopolitical times, we see that Georgia can rely on its partners who continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia," the President noted.
The NATO-Russia Council (NRC) was established in 2002 as a platform for the development of interaction and coordination. The Body promoted cooperation between Moscow and the countries of the alliance in important areas, in particular the fight against international terrorism. After 2008, the work of the NRC slowed down, and in 2014, relations became even more tense. The last meeting of the NRC was held in 2019.
The final deterioration of cooperation occurred in October 2021, when NATO revoked the accreditation of eight Russian diplomats. In response, the Russian Federation decided to suspend the work of the permanent mission at the NATO headquarters in Belgium and close the military communications mission and the information bureau of the bloc in Moscow.
On January 9-10, Russia and the United States held consultations in Geneva on Moscow's proposals on security guarantees. The meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels should also be followed by consultations in Vienna at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
At the end of 2021, Russia published drafts of a treaty with the United States and an agreement with NATO on security guarantees. Moscow, in particular, demands from Western partners legal guarantees against further expansion of NATO to the east, from joining the bloc of Ukraine and from the creation of military bases in post-Soviet countries.

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