NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he believes in the possibility of dialogue with Russia
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that he believes in the possibility of dialogue with Russia. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
“I believe in dialogue with Russia, this is our neighbor. We need to reduce potential risks that may arise, ”the secretary general told reporters while visiting a military training ground in Latvia. According to him, the countries of the North Atlantic alliance need to be shown that they are “united as never before” so that “Russia does not want to attack any of the NATO countries.”
Stoltenberg also stressed that NATO does not want to fight with Russia, but “to prevent any aggression of Russia.” In his opinion, Russian diplomats under NATO were expelled from Brussels for no reason, and Moscow responded in a similar way, closing the military mission of the alliance. Putin believes that the alliance is determined to actively confront Russia. In confirmation, the President spoke about the “stubborn and demonstrative” approach of NATO's military infrastructure to the Russian borders.
The North Atlantic Alliance and Russia in October 2021 mutually expelled their diplomatic staff. The aggravation happened at the filing of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who reduced the number of the Russian mission in Brussels to 10 people. Russia believes that the alliance is actively making plans for expansion, including to Central Asia.