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Russian Federation calls security guarantees for Ukraine an "escalation"

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 17:08
Russian Federation calls security guarantees for Ukraine an escalation

TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2022, 17:08

Leonid Slutsky, the chair of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation and leader of the LDPR (Liberal Democratic Party of Russia), called the recommendations on security guarantees published by the President’s Office of Ukraine an "escalation"; he also threatened Ukraine's Western partners with a conflict with "nuclear Russia".

Source: Russian-controlled news outlets TASS and Regnum, citing Slutsky


Quote: "All of the recommendations posted by the President's Office of Ukraine are aimed solely at further escalation, not at solving the current situation. Basically, the proposal is to reaffirm the advance of the military infrastructure of Western countries to the Russian borders, plying [Ukraine - ed.] with Western weapons.

This is not a security guarantee, it is a draft pact on the involvement of NATO countries and their allies in the conflict [in Ukraine - ed.]. The proposal is against Russia, against a nuclear state. I hope that all of Kyiv's Western partners are well aware of what they are being asked to sign up for."

Details: According to Slutsky, the draft of the Kyiv Security Compact will strengthen the pressure of sanctions on the Russian Federation. He was also outraged by the clause that the security guarantees "are not a replacement for Ukraine joining NATO."


He added that the recommendations on security guarantees "definitely do not vitiate" the goals of the war against Ukraine, and that the Kremlin’s "special military operation" will continue.

Background: Andriy Yermak, Head of the President’s Office of Ukraine, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary General, presented recommendations on the Kyiv Security Compact for the strategic partnership of Ukraine and its guarantor states on Tuesday [13 September].

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