Stoltenberg: it is Important to talk with Russia, but the dialogue does not mean weakness

NATO in favor of dialogue with Russia, but it does not mean weakness, said the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg in his interview to «112 Ukraine».

He noted that NATO’s approach towards Russia bilateral – which unites rugged protection and political dialogue.

«Because Russia is our neighbour, and it will not go away. And so it is important to speak with Russia, especially in conditions where tensions are growing. It is important to speak on topics such as the Minsk agreements, the Minsk agreement, their implementation. This is what we call a «political dialogue». But also to address issues of transparency and risk reduction. There is significant military activity, training, which is carried out along our borders. NATO warns wants to avoid any incidents that could lead to the fact that the situation gets out of control and create dangerous situations. All this requires dialogue with Russia, but the dialogue does not mean weakness. For us it is a sign of strength, by which we speak with a neighbor,» said the Secretary General.

The relationship between NATO and Russia deteriorated after the annexation of Crimea and invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

Yesterday, during a visit to Ukraine, Stoltenberg spoke in the Verkhovna Rada. He said that Russia destabilizie the situation in Ukraine. The Secretary General stressed that Russia must withdraw its troops and military equipment from the Ukrainian territory.




Stoltenberg: it is Important to talk with Russia, but the dialogue does not mean weakness 11.07.2017

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