NATO-Russia relations

  • Last updated: 15 Oct. 2015 14:47

Relations with Russia

Relations with Russia

For more than two decades, NATO has strived to build a partnership with Russia, developing dialogue and practical cooperation in areas of common interest. Cooperation has been suspended in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, which the Allies condemn in the strongest terms. Political and military channels of communication remain open. NATO remains concerned by Russia’s continued destabilising pattern of military activities and aggressive rhetoric, which goes well beyond Ukraine.

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NATO Secretary General expresses solidarity with Turkey following Russian air space violation

NATO Secretary General expresses solidarity with Turkey following Russian air space violation

05 Oct. 2015

I just met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Feridun Sinirlioğlu to discuss the recent military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria. Including the unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace by Russian combat aircraft.

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NATO Secretary General meets world leaders in New York

NATO Secretary General meets world leaders in New York

29 Sep. 2015

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks with several world leaders in New York in the margins of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.

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NATO Secretary General meets Russian Foreign Minister

NATO Secretary General meets Russian Foreign Minister

19 May. 2015

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels on Tuesday (19 May 2015). The Secretary General restated NATO's position on Russia's illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea and its continued destabilisation of eastern Ukraine. He urged all parties to implement the Minsk agreements in full, and called on Russia to withdraw its troops and support for the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Stressing the importance of transparency and predictability related to military activities, Mr Stoltenberg voiced concern about the large number of snap exercises conducted by Russia. The Secretary General made clear that NATO's policy remains unchanged. As a result of Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine, NATO decided in April 2014 to suspend all practical cooperation with Russia, while keeping open political channels of communications.

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