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Moscow: Andrey Kortunov, head of the Russian International Affairs Council, informed that the talks and discussion between Russia and NATO could be held upon establishing a buffer zone along the contact lines of both sides during the upcoming meeting on January 12, 2022, in Brussels.

The discussion will be involved with the topics such as the deployment of forces and military along with the borders.

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However, on Friday, to discuss the security demands of Russia, the foreign ministers of NATO held video conferencing, which resulted in the meeting would be held with Russia on January 12, 2022.

While emphasizing the discussion on the matter, Kortunov asserted that I wanted an explicit discussion on the matter, including the talks on the establishment of a buffer zone along the contact line between Russia and NATO. It should include the deployment of some special military activity regime on this territory and also non-deployment of the certain army, and restrictions on some military activities”.

He further noted that due to some negative responses from the Baltic states, the step which was expressed by Moscow earlier, the process was not getting steps further and cited,” under some situation, the resistance could be overcome”.

As per the expert, Russia and NATO will also discuss the matter of restoration of Russia NATO Council. The talks would be in the context to enhance the levels of contact between the military of both sides.

“There is a chance that they can discuss the restoration of Russia-NATO Council and the talks would not be only on the ambassador level but will be at the levels of contacts between the military, hugely suggested by Russia, but all in vain.

He further noted that the country should not expect that the alliance would accept its proposal completely. However, it would also not get the none expansion of NATO eastward and cessation of arms cooperation with former Soviet Republics”.

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The country will talk with the United States on the security guarantees in Geneva on January 10, 2022. Further on January 12, Russia will discuss the security concerns at the Russia-NATO council meeting in Brusells.

 

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