Stoltenberg said that NATO restores military contacts with Russia

NATO is working to restore contact with Russia through military channels, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels following the meeting of foreign Ministers of NATO countries. Record performances Stoltenberg published on the YouTube channel of NATO News.

«After a long interruption in the use of military contacts these channels were used by the head of the military Committee and the commander of NATO forces in Europe. They both look how to make so that these channels functioned,» – said Stoltenberg.

He noted that the initiative to restore contacts was proposed during a meeting of the Council Russia and other countries – NATO.

Stoltenberg stressed that the important is the mutual informing each other of military exercises, because it promotes «predictability».

The relationship between NATO and Russia deteriorated after the annexation of Crimea and military aggression of the Kremlin in Ukraine.

In June 2017, the head of the NATO military Committee, General Petr Pavel said that Russia is increasing its military potential on almost all fronts, so NATO must be vigilant to prevent the scenario of annexation of Crimea and invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

The Council NATO – Russia was established in 2002, it is the main platform for communicating the country with the Alliance.

However, on 26 October 2017 in the headquarters of NATO was held the last meeting of the Council.

Stoltenberg said that NATO restores military contacts with Russia 07.12.2017

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