The defense Ministry described the timing of the restoration of relations with NATO
The Russian defense Ministry believes the cooperation Council NATO — Russia will resume in 2018-2019. In an interview with Deutsche Welle said the Deputy Minister Alexander Fomin.
“I am confident that we will restore our relations with NATO and back to the wonderful form of cooperation: — Russia Council NATO. I think that this will happen in the next year or, at least, in the next two years,” — said Fomin.
His confidence Fomin explained by the fact that both Russia and NATO “know the price of peace.” “And we see how fragile the world can be, in particular, and in Europe,” — said Fomin.
The Council Russia — the NATO — the main structure and a forum for cooperation and coordination of political-military action between Moscow and member States of the Alliance. In 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia, and allegations of interference of Moscow in the conflict in Ukraine, the work of the Council was shelved indefinitely. In 2016, was renewed contacts at the ambassadorial level.