There is no risk of a large-scale war in Europe, and Russia does not intend to take any aggressive actions against Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, TASS reported.
According to him, Moscow sees a threat in the fact that Ukraine is becoming more and more integrated into NATO even without acquiring formal membership in the organization.
The diplomat said that this is something that is at the center of Russia's security interests. He added that they will do everything to reverse the situation, to rebalance the situation through diplomatic channels.
Ryabkov recalled that Russia's proposed draft documents on European security are of a package nature and Moscow is not ready to split them.
He concluded by saying that the priority for them is to achieve legally binding firm guarantees from the United States that Ukraine and the other countries they have already mentioned will not become members of NATO.