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Russia is not currently cooperating with NATO in any area. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, reports RIA Novosti.
“Cooperation in civil and military lines stopped completely,” — said the diplomat. According to him, the initiator of the suspension of contacts was the Alliance. Grushko added that NATO has no plan to get out of the current relations crisis.
Meanwhile, Moscow hopes that a military conflict with block will be avoided. “It would be a catastrophe for all mankind”, — the diplomat said. He also expressed concern that the military spending of the Alliance exceed Russia in 22 times.
Speaking about the main goals of NATO, Grushko agreed with the first Secretary-General of the Hastings Islam (held the position from 1952 to 1957 — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). According to him, the phrase Ismea sounded like “keep the Americans in Europe, the Russians out of Europe and Germany under Europe”.
April 13, the Russian foreign Ministry said that the increased activity of NATO in the Black sea undermines regional security and that Russia will take all necessary measures to neutralize threats.
Earlier, the NATO defense College spoke about the three options for the future of the Alliance, and all Russia was called the enemy.
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