Joshua Shifrinson, professor at Boston University, discovered the classified document, according to the publication.

It contains the minutes of the meeting of representatives of the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Great Britain, France and Germany in Bonn on March 6, 1991 on the subject of security in Central and Eastern Europe.

“We made it clear at the 2 + 4 talks (on a settlement with respect to Germany with the participation of the FRG, the GDR, the USA, the USSR, Great Britain and France. -


) that we are not expanding NATO beyond the Elbe.

Therefore, we cannot offer NATO membership to Poland and the rest,” German representative Jürgen Hrobog said in a statement.

In turn, American diplomats made similar promises.

“NATO should not expand to the east either formally or unofficially,” the publication quotes the words of the representative of the United States, Raymond Seitz.

Earlier, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said that the potential expansion of NATO at the expense of Ukraine threatens the national interests of Croatia, the advancement of the alliance to the east must be stopped.