NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to resume meetings in the Russia-NATO format. It is reported by RIA News with reference to the chairman of the international committee of the Federation Council Grigory Karasin.
According to the senators, the secretary general during the New York General Assembly came to the room for negotiation rooms and statements on the need to restore the format. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, for his part, reached agreements on specific issues and discuss the topic of withdrawing the armed forces in the places of contact by 20-30 kilometers. “Let’s sign such a paper, and there will be a little further dialogue,” Karasin quoted the Foreign Minister as saying.
Stoltenberg refused Lavrov, offering Russia to return its representative back to Brussels. Karasin noted that no specific agreements were reached during the discussion. “All the interlocutors of such a plan understood well that no one would have an“ easy walk ”,” concluded the chairman of the international committee.
On September 24, Sergei Lavrov spoke about the refusal of the North Atlantic Alliance from contacts with Moscow through the military. The diplomat concluded that NATO’s course of containing Russia provokes military and political tensions in Europe. He said that the “NATO strategists” again saw the aggressive actions of Russia where they do not exist.