MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. The work of the Council Russia – NATO back in the routine stage, so the dates of the meetings are fixed directly to the contacts in Brussels. This was stated on Monday by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexei Meshkov.
“Specific dates [next meeting] no, but I have repeatedly said that the Council NATO – Russia was back in the routine stage, so it is a question which belongs to the competence of our permanent representative to the NATO Secretariat and NATO.”
From April 2016, the NRC held five meetings. Among the topics discussed – the situation in Ukraine and Afghanistan, military transparency, reducing risks of military incidents in Europe. On the background of the exercises “West-2017” a number of Russian media spread information according to which Alliance supposedly going to freeze the work of the Council until the end of the year, however, the press service of NATO have denied these reports.