NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday he’s invited ambassadors to meet with Russia early next week to discuss European security and the Ukraine conflict.
“I have invited members of the NATO-Russia Council to a meeting on Monday at ambassadorial level at NATO headquarters to discuss topics of relevance to European security, notably Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said as he attended the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels.
“The NATO-Russia Council is a platform for dialogue,” he added. “We have suspended practical cooperation with Russia after the annexation of Crimea, but we have maintained the political dialogue.”
The Council, made up of NATO ambassadors including from Moscow, met in April after a two-year hiatus triggered by Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, though that meeting saw little progress. Alexander Grushko, Russia’s ambassador to NATO, confirmed Monday’s meeting in a statement.Läs artikel