What does Russia want? Does he want to redefine relations with the Atlantic Alliance by preventing Ukraine from joining NATO or does he want something else? Russia (understood as the whole of the state and society) has always felt NATO's expansion to the Whatsapp Mobile Number List east as a hostile project. Instead of working for a common European security, Western states have expanded the Cold War alliance towards the Russian border motivated by the desire of Eastern European states and the former Soviet Union. There have been no written guarantees from the Western side not to do this, although there have been a number of verbal promises.
In this context, there are two issues to consider and, at the Whatsapp Mobile Number List same time, difficult to resolve. The first is that the Alliance is open to applications for membership. Paragraph 10 of the 1949 NATO Treaty states: "The Parties may, by Whatsapp Mobile Number List, invite to join any European State that is in a position to favor the development of the principles of this Treaty and to contribute to the security of the North Atlantic area. It is justified to ask whether Ukraine's membership actually contributes to security in Europe. The second point to bear in mind is that the Lisbon
Treaty of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) of 1996 and the «Declaration on a common and comprehensive security model for Europe in the 21st century» contained in he,establishes in its point 7: «We reaffirm the inherent right of Whatsapp Mobile Number List each and every one of the participating States to their freedom to choose or change their security agreements, including alliance treaties, as they evolve. Each participating State will respect the rights of all others in this regard. They will not strengthen their security at the expense of the security of other states." Ukraine raises the point of choosing an alliance, while Russia raises the point of respect for the rights of others.