Russia has agreed to meet with NATO after the Alliance’s summit in Warsaw


“Russia gave its consent, but wished that the meeting took place after the Warsaw summit to explore the decisions made”, — quotes Agency Reuters Ayrault, who came out to journalists after talks with Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

Ayrault also expressed hope that the NATO summit in the Polish capital must demonstrate not only solidarity between NATO allies, but also clearly show a desire for dialogue with Russia. “We don’t want the Warsaw summit was confrontational,” said the French Minister.

At the meeting of NATO countries in the capital of Poland on 8-9 July summit participants intend to discuss the issue of relations with Russia.

After the first the summer of 2014 a meeting of the Council Russia — NATO NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made a new meeting with Russian officials before the Warsaw Council. However, two days later, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov expressed surprise at this and suggested that Stoltenberg “not to go to the microphone” first and to talk it over with Moscow.

23 Jun Stoltenberg expressed hopes of holding a meeting of the Council Russia — NATO after the summit in Warsaw. “Now we are in dialogue with Russia over the agenda,” — said the head of the Alliance.

After only this year’s Council meeting in Brussels expressed continuing deep divisions in relations with Russia.