DEFENCE

Defence Minister Motoc: Possibility of NATO, Russia dialogue is not ruled out

Right now, a possibility of dialogue between the NATO and the Russian Federation was not ruled out, the Romanian National Defence Minister, Mihnea Motoc told on Saturday night a TV broadcast.

Mihnea Motoc added for RTV private television that there is no hypothesis of conflict there, either.

“Of course, everything that was built, ever since the NATO Summit in the Wales, was triggered by the illegal annexation of Crimea, by the separatist evolutions in Eastern Ukraine, by the accumulations, meanwhile by the military presence of military, naval, air capabilities at the Black Sea – all this are concrete matters, obviously to which we report to and documented hypotheses based on which the planning is made, but we are not in a scenario that deprives us of dialogue, a dialogue that starts from defining some procedures to avoiding incidents (…) to Russia and the coalition acting in Syria, mainly. In the NATO, as you know, the possibility to having a dialogue, between the NATO and Russia, has not been ruled out. A dialogue that could not be ‘business as usual’, could not take place in the same terms as it used to be years ago, a dialogue with a certain agenda, at a certain level, up to a certain level, which will probably take place in the next period. So, it’s a two-way approach,” said Mihnea Motoc.

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