Statement by the Secretary General on NATO-Russia Council meeting,

Following consultations with Russia, we have agreed to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at Ambassadorial level.

This meeting will take place in the next two weeks at the NATQ headquarters in Brussels. The NATO-Russia Council will discuss the crisis in and around Ukraine and the need to fully implement the Minsk Agreements. We will discuss military activities, with particular focus on transparency and risk reduction. We will also address the security situation in Afghanistan, including regional terrorist threats.

This meeting is the continuation of our political dialogue, as agreed by NATO Heads of State and Government. At the same time, there will be no return to business as usual until Russia again respects international law. Läs pressmeddelande