Russia to challenge NATO on security pledge: Lavrov,

Russia will ask NATO to clarify whether it intends to implement key security commitments, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday (Jan 30), after Moscow said the alliance’s response to its demands did not go far enough. […]

Today, through the Foreign Ministry, we are sending an official request to our colleagues in the Alliance and the OSCE, urging them to explain how they intend to implement (their) commitment not to strengthen their security at the expense of the security of others,” Lavrov said on state television.

”If they do not intend to do so, then they should explain why. This will be a key question in determining our future proposals, which we will report to the Russian President Vladimir Putin,” Lavrov said.

Russia will seek from the West not just promises, but legally binding security guarantees, ”that would ensure security on the entire European continent, with full, equal regard to Russia’s legitimate interests”, Lavrov said. Läs artikel