NATO hopes to resume dialogue with Russia and does not want to start a new cold war. This was stated by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the radio station CBC.
“Our approach to Russia is based on two things: defense and dialogue. Russia is our neighbour and will be. NATO does not want a new cold war, we don’t want a new arms race”, – he said. Stoltenberg noted that the resumption of dialogue is possible in the framework of the Council Russia – NATO.
The Secretary General also stated that the Alliance “is stepping up its military presence not only in the Baltic States and Poland, but also in the South-East of Europe – in Romania and Bulgaria,” because “Russia continues to destabilize the situation in Eastern Europe.”
Held at the end of may the NATO summit in Brussels, Stoltenberg said that the Alliance does not seek confrontation with Russia.