NATO: Differences with Russia over Ukraine – the fundamental

НАТО: Разногласия с РФ по Украине – фундаментальны

In Brussels, a meeting of the Council Russia-NATO at the level of ambassadors

According to Jens Stoltenberg, the issue of Crimea and the conflict in the Donbas are clear points of disagreement.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the differences between the Alliance and Russia towards Ukraine and Crimea remain fundamental. As UNIAN news Agency reports, he said today in Brussels after the next meeting of the Council Russia-NATO at the level of ambassadors.

“In Ukraine, the NATO allies and Russia remain fundamental differences. The issue of Crimea and the conflict in the East of Ukraine are clear points of disagreement,” said Stoltenberg, and stressed that the parties had not withdrawn from the separation line in the Donbass heavy weapons.

According to him, the Minsk agreement offers the best chance for resolving the conflict, but they need to perform.

Stoltenberg also reminded about the necessity of dialogue between NATO and Russia.

“Dialogue can be challenging, but especially important at a time when tension is growing, as it is now. It is important to keep channels of communication open,” added the NATO Secretary General.

As reported Корреспондент.netpreviously Jens Stoltenberg said that Ukraine should go to NATO with a “substantive partnership.”

In turn, President Petro Poroshenko assured that Ukraine will not apply for NATO membership.

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