The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a list of demands the West must meet in order to defuse tensions with Russia.
We also insist on receiving a concrete NATO response to our earlier proposals to reduce tensions in Europe, including, in particular:
withdrawal of areas of operational exercises at an agreed distance from the Russia-NATO contact line;
coordination of the maximum distance of approach of warships and aircraft to prevent dangerous military activities, primarily in the Baltic and Black Sea regions;
resumption of a regular dialogue between the defense ministries along the Russia-US and Russia-NATO lines.
We call on Washington to join the unilateral Russian moratorium on the deployment of ground-based INF in Europe, agree and introduce the necessary measures to verify the fulfillment of mutual obligations.
In these areas, Russia will soon submit draft international legal documents to start negotiations in the appropriate formats.