Russia ready to resume dialogue with NATO - Lavrov
Russia is prepared for a resumption of the dialogue with NATO, and it is waiting for a reply to its proposals, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow on Monday, TASS reports.
"We will be prepared to resume the dialogue. We are waiting for an answer to many of our proposals that the North Atlantic alliance has considered for more than a year now. Their implementation might considerably help de-escalate tensions, which keep growing, in particular, in view of the permanent expansion of NATO's military infrastructures towards our borders," he said.
Lavrov stressed that Russia-NATO cooperation had been stalled since the 2014 government coup in Ukraine.
He pointed out that the dialogue between Russia and the alliance must not be shallow.