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19 Dec. 2016

Statement by the NATO Secretary General following a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council

15 Sep. 2016

Statement by Acting NATO Spokesperson Carmen Romero on risk reduction and transparency

As part of our continuing dialogue with Russia, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, met today with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Alexander Grushko.

13 Jul. 2016

NATO Secretary General welcomes frank and open discussions in NATO-Russia Council

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the value of political dialogue following the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday (13 July 2016). “Today we had very useful discussions. We addressed some of the most important issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda. This shows the value of the NATO-Russia Council,” he said.

20 Apr. 2016

NATO Secretary General stresses the importance of political dialogue after NATO-Russia Council

Speaking at the press point following the NATO-Russia Council today (20 April), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that “political dialogue among nations that share the same Euro-Atlantic area is both necessary and useful, especially in times of tension as we experience now. However, this does not mean that we are back to business as usual”.

8 Apr. 2016

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.

5 Oct. 2015

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

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.

5 Oct. 2015

Statement by the North Atlantic Council on incursions into Turkey’s airspace by Russian aircraft

The North Atlantic Council met today to hold consultations on the potential implications of the recent dangerous military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria.

29 Sep. 2015

NATO Secretary General meets world leaders in New York

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.

27 May. 2015

Secretary General says NATO must adapt to a changing world

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed that NATO must “be prepared for the long haul” as it adapts to rising challenges from both the south and the east. In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. on Wednesday (27 May 2015), Mr. Stoltenberg focused specifically on the challenge posed by “a resurgent Russia”. Calling Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine “part of a disturbing pattern”, the Secretary General warned that Moscow’s actions have undermined European security principles, including respect for borders, the independence of states, and military transparency and predictability. In response, he underlined that NATO is reinforcing its collective defence, keeping channels of communication open with Russia, and supporting European partners. The Secretary General stressed that in a changing world, “one thing that will not change,” is NATO’s “determination to stand united.”

19 May. 2015

NATO Secretary General meets Russian Foreign Minister

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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