© RIA Novosti / Eduard to Pasiteirauti in photobacteria of the Council Russia — NATO in Brussels. Archival photo.© RIA Novosti / Eduard to Pasiteirauti the image Bank
A new meeting of the Council NATO — Russia (NRC) is scheduled for 31 October, said the official of the Alliance.
«NATO has suspended practical cooperation with Russia over its aggressive actions in Ukraine, keeping open the channels for political dialogue. The Council Russia — NATO is an important platform for dialogue has never stopped», — he stressed.
The official also said that «NATO and Russia have maintained open lines of communication between the military in order to promote predictability».
Earlier, a source in the Alliance told journalists that Brussels would like to the end of the year to hold a new meeting of the Council at the ambassadorial level talks on the issue are underway, but first we need to agree on the agenda.
In turn, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that almost all forms of cooperation of NATO and Russia is frozen and Moscow is concerned about the lack of professional dialogue between military.
His Deputy, Alexander Grushko said that Russia does not reject cooperation with NATO. «In the conditions of increased military activity in Europe, of course, necessary conversation in order to achieve a de-escalation to prevent dangerous military incidents, in order to avoid misunderstanding of intentions,» he concluded.