According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the current relationship between Russia and NATO are in phase, reports UNN with reference to Deutsche Welle.
“I think it would be right to say that NATO’s relationship with Russia is much harder than it had ever been since the end of the cold war, said the NATO Secretary General. According to Stoltenberg, this resulted in Russia’s role in “destabilizing” the situation in the East of Ukraine.
He also added that after the cold war, NATO had hoped to build a “close partnership” with Russia. “However, especially after the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the long-term instability Russians in Eastern Ukraine the relations between NATO and Russia deteriorated significantly,” – declared the Secretary General of the Alliance.
However, he also noted the willingness to engage in “political dialogue” with Russia to avoid “escalation” and the “new cold war”.
We will remind, earlier US state Secretary Rex Tillerson admitted the deterioration of relations with Russia in the future.