Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s foreign policy adviser Sergei Prikhodko announced today that Yeltsin will soon "clarify" and "detail" his offer of Russian security guarantees to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Those three countries rejected Yeltsin’s plan last month because it would have required them to renounce their aspiration to join NATO. Sweden and Finland, whom Yeltsin offered to include in the plan, also declined it. All these countries objected in principle to security arrangements limited to specific regions. (Itar-Tass, December 1)
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