On the agenda of the Russia-NATO Council on January 12, the main issues will be military security in Europe and the situation in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.
“I convened the NATO-Russia Council on January 12 to discuss issues related to European security, especially the situation in and around Ukraine, issues related to military activity, mutual transparency and risk reduction,” he said.
On January 4, the United Nations expressed the hope that Moscow’s consultations with Washington, NATO and the OSCE on security issues would lead to a de-escalation of tensions in the world.
We will remind, the heads of the NATO Foreign Ministry during an emergency videoconference on January 7 will discuss Moscow’s requirements on European security. On January 10, Russia and the United States will hold talks in Geneva. On January 12, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council will take place, and on January 13 – negotiations between representatives of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
We add, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko, who will represent the Russian diplomatic service at the meeting on January 12, expressed the opinion that the alliance is trying to increase tension around the conflict in Ukraine.