“The point is not even, let's say, to guarantee against the non-advancement of NATO ... but to give security guarantees, in my opinion, of a different order.

You can not invite Ukraine to NATO at all, ”RIA Novosti quotes Medvedev.

According to him, periodically there is information that Ukraine will not join the alliance in the coming years.

At the same time, there are other ways to place weapons on its territory.

“It is possible, on the basis of bilateral agreements, to supply the same types of strike weapons, the same missiles, on the territory of Ukraine,” Medvedev suggested.

He added that foreign states can in this case refer to bilateral agreements with other countries without the intervention of the alliance.

“All the same, it will be essentially under the auspices of NATO, and decisions in NATO are made using the controlling stake of the United States of America.

To a large extent, on their instructions, ”concluded the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said earlier that new military equipment would be delivered to Ukraine in the near future.

Prior to this, the United States transferred 79 tons of cargo to Ukraine, including 300 Javelin installations.

The Russian embassy said that American weapons in Ukraine would end up in the hands of militants and terrorists.