“Vladimir Putin said that there are certain“ red lines ”that are known to everyone, and, in particular, these lines exclude any further NATO advance to the east and deployment on the territory of Ukraine, as well as other neighboring states that threaten us with weapon systems, especially offensive weapons, ”said the aide to the Russian president, Yuri Ushakov.

A spokesman for the US administration previously noted the US’s willingness to support discussions between NATO and Russia.

At the same time, he stressed that Washington is not going to act in accordance with the logic of "accepting other, someone's red lines," which Putin spoke about earlier.

The Russian leader previously called the creation of threats to the country, which will be located on the territory of Ukraine, as a red line.

According to him, if strike complexes are deployed on the territory of Ukraine, Russia will have to "create something similar in relation to those who ... are so threatening."