John Sullivan, U.S. ambassador, delivered a response from Washington and NATO on Russian security proposals.
Eight points constituted Moscow's request. Among them, stopping NATO's military expansion in Eastern Europe and a block on Ukraine and Georgia from becoming members of the bloc were points marked on the Russian draft bilateral treaty.
The removal of nuclear stockpiles and offensive weapons along the borders of Russia is a demand Moscow insists on legally guaranteeing.
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According to reports, Russia has been asked not to make the response public. Lavrov has announced to the Russian parliament that the essentials of their reaction will be communicated to the Russian people.
Now that an American reply has been received, Lavrov expressed that the following steps concerning Russia's security will be studied.
Russian Foreign Ministry will work with other departments to submit to President Vladimir Putin a proposal in the following steps.