Russia has held several rounds of talks with the West this week over the Ukraine crisis. However, no news was found to be hopeful.
Russia held a meeting with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Thursday. Earlier, the Russian delegation met with the US delegation on Monday and with NATO on Wednesday.
Europe’s security policy and possible NATO membership of former Soviet republics such as Ukraine and Georgia have been discussed in one way or another. In 2006, NATO offered both countries the possibility of joining the bloc – without setting a date.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that if the West continues, Russia will resort to “military-technological measures.”
Tensions over the Ukraine crisis have not abated.
The United States and other European countries have expressed concern over Russia’s military action on the Ukrainian border. Moscow has demanded from its allies, including Washington and NATO, not to increase military expansion. Although it has been rejected.
However, Washington did not issue a written statement to Moscow. Foreign policy expert Yefhen Makhda said Ukraine should be prepared at this moment, anticipating the worst. Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohrisko has demanded weapons from the West.
Russia’s ambassador to Russia, Alexander Lukashevich, has told NATO that Russia must adhere to certain conditions in the Ukraine issue.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that almost two years later, NATO allies were meeting with Russia. The discussion has reached a critical stage.
There are concerns about the security of Europe. Negotiations with Russia will not compromise the security of Europe. America has also confirmed that there is no meeting for compromise. Twenty-eight European allies were present at the meeting. Russia must either negotiate with NATO or go directly to the conflict, the NATO secretary general said.