Western partners aren't prepared for indivisible security principle - Lavrov

The West is not prepared to sign a European security treaty, but Russia will not retract its proposal, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the Federation Council on Wednesday.

"Alas, our Western partners are not prepared as yet to accept the logic of implementation of the indivisible security principle declared in fundamental documents of the OSCE and the Russia-NATO Council," he said.

"We do not retract our proposal to make this principle legally binding. Although our initiative has not been supported by some, it has triggered rather energetic discussions of possibilities and ways to upgrade the Euro-Atlantic security model," the minister said.

"A discussion of ways towards more efficient interaction in the deterrence of real instead of imaginary threats and risks goes on. It engages OSCE governments, foreign ministries, political think tanks, global affairs experts and research institutions," Lavrov said.

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