Jens Stoltenberg: Reiner Zensen / Globallookpress.com
The annexation of Crimea to Russia is no reason for the country’s isolation on the world stage. This statement was made on Wednesday, 11 July, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, his words leads TASS.
“We do not recognize the annexation of Crimea, we do not recognize the propaganda of action in cyberspace, interference in elections, we saw the incident [with the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal] in Salisbury. But I do not think this argument for the isolation of Russia”, — he said at the expert forum Engage NATO before the summit of member countries of the Alliance.
Stoltenberg also pointed out that now there is “no imminent threat against any member of the Alliance” with Moscow. At the same time members of the unit “I see an increasingly confident Russia, which has used force against its neighbours”, quotes the words of the Secretary General RIA Novosti.
The NATO summit will take place in Brussels on 11-12 July.
Skripal and his daughter Julia was poisoned in the British city of Salisbury in early March. According to London, they have been exposed to nerve agents of the Novice class, developed in the Soviet Union for military purposes. Moscow denies the charges. In the report of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons also indicates that the origin of the chemical could not be established.
Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 following a referendum in which the overwhelming majority of residents voted for joining Russia. Kiev and the West refused to recognize the results of the plebiscite. In Moscow, noted that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.
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