NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
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BRUSSELS, October 27. /TASS/. A meeting of the Council NATO-Russia (NRC) at the ambassadorial level in Brussels did not bring practical solutions or sensational statements. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Russia’s envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said after its completion that on Thursday held “very direct and open dialogue”, which must be continued.
This NRC meeting was the third since the beginning of the year, and the two sides exchanged views, assessments and mutual claims on three major themes that defines relations, security and military transparency in Europe, the situation in Afghanistan and Ukraine.
The number “of Russian troops participating in the exercises “West-2017,” was much higher than was announced previously.” With this statement made by Stoltenberg following the meeting of the NRC.