The initiator of the resume format of Council Russia –the NATO itself and NATO. This was told by a senior source in the Russian foreign Ministry agencies “RIA Novosti” and TASS.
“The initiative to resume dialogue in a format of Council Russia – the NATO belongs to NATO. This is logical, because Russia has not been discontinued in this format, regularly emphasizing that in a crisis, this mechanism is able to solve complex problems”, — said the interlocutor.
The source stressed that the Alliance unilaterally froze its cooperation with Russia in all directions, including on counter-terrorism. In his words, “events have shown that such a policy of the Alliance has not justified itself, instead of solving the problems it has led to their worsening”.
According to a source, representatives of the Alliance “literally ran” to the Russian representatives to resume the format of Council Russia – the NATO.
“Apparently, realizing this, colleagues from NATO in literally ran to the Russian representatives,” – said the source.
“We don’t need to persuade, because we did not tear connection, and were ready to resume the dialogue at any time with one condition — it needs to be equitable and constructive,” he added.
In early April, NATO issued a statement, stating about the upcoming session in Brussels of the Council Russia — NATO. “After consultations with Russia, we agreed to hold a meeting of the Council Russia — NATO at the level of ambassadors,” – noted in the message.
The statement noted that the meeting will be a continuation of the political dialogue. However, emphasized in the Alliance, “return to normal cooperation until Russia will not respect international law”.
Russia’s envoy to NATO, Alexander Grushko, in turn, said that the return to normal there will be no dialogue until the Alliance does not revise its attitude to Moscow. He also podcherknul that Moscow never relinquished the conduct of advice Russia — the NATO.