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15 Dec. 2017

Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

For 30 years, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty has been crucial to Euro-Atlantic security. By removing an entire class of U.S. and Russian weapons – ground-launched intermediate-range missiles – the Treaty has contributed to strategic stability and reduced the risk of miscalculation leading to conflict. As such, full compliance with the INF Treaty is essential and we remain fully committed to the preservation of this landmark arms control treaty.

9 Nov. 2017

NATO Allies brief Russian arms control inspectors

As part of NATO Allies’ ongoing commitment to transparency, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are hosting Russian arms control inspectors this week. The inspectors toured a number of military sites, including some used by multinational NATO battlegroups. NATO deployed defensive forces to the region – known as enhanced forward presence – following Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine. One battlegroup, roughly 1,000-strong, is now stationed in each of the Baltic countries and Poland to deter any possible aggression.

26 Oct. 2017

Secretary General discusses NATO-Russia Council

The NATO-Russia Council met on Thursday (26 October 2017) in Brussels, for the third time this year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who chaired the meeting, noted that Allies and Russia had an open and useful exchange on three topics: Ukraine, Afghanistan and transparency and risk reduction. “Our dialogue is not easy, but that is exactly why our dialogue is so important,” he stressed.

7 Sep. 2017

Chairman of NATO Military Committee, General Pavel met with Russian Chief of General Staff, General Gerasimov

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy Minister of Defence met today, 7 September 2017, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

13 Jul. 2017

Secretary General discusses NATO-Russia Council

The NATO-Russia Council met on Thursday (13 July 2017) in Brussels. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a read-out of discussions following the meeting. He noted that Allies and Russia had a frank and constructive discussion on three key issues: Ukraine, Afghanistan and transparency and risk reduction. ''Dialogue can be difficult, but it is also essential,'' he stressed.

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.

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