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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he plans to meet with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, reports RIA “Novosti”.
“I will meet with foreign Minister Lavrov at the meeting of the UN General Assembly next week. It is also part of the dialogue, which is part of NATO’s relations with Russia for many years and which I think is even more important now because we face more unpredictable and complex security situation”, — he said.
According to him, he plans to discuss with the foreign Minister the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea, which he called the main reason for the deterioration of relations between NATO and Russia.
Earlier it was reported that the General staff had assured the NATO allies also exercises “West-2017” against third countries.