Why has the NATO-Russia Founding Act become an unnecessary piece of paper?

On May 4, the British Financial Times reported that NATO Military Committee Chairman Rob Bauer said the alliance would not use the 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act when expanding to the East.

“For now, the general opinion on the political level is that we do not kill [the agreement], but nothing in it . . . will stop us doing what we have to do,” Bauer said.

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“Blatant double standard” – Russian senator assesses NATO Secretary General’s statements regarding Russia

27.01.2022, Moscow.

Before demanding that Russia withdraw troops allegedly illegally stationed in other countries, NATO should start with itself, chairman of the Federation Council Information Policy Commission Aleksey Pushkov wrote on his Telegram channel on January 27.

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Russian Foreign Ministry explains to NATO what it means to return to the positions of 1997

21.01.2022, Moscow.

Russian proposals for security guarantees imply the withdrawal of NATO’s forces from Romania and Bulgaria, which joined the alliance after 1997, noted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in his written responses to the questions at the annual press conference released on January 21 by the ministry’s press service.

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