Moscow defines topic of NATO-Russia Council meeting
13:48, 12 July 2016

Moscow defines topic of NATO-Russia Council meeting

Kremlin sees Alliance's sizeable military buildup in Eastern Europe as main topic for discussion

13:48, 12 July 2016

Russian Foreign Ministry named the main topics of the NATO-Russia Council meeting, scheduled for July 13 (

Moscow sees the building of the military presence of NATO in the "east wing" and its consequences for Europe's security as the central theme of the Council meeting.

The Russian side also intends to discuss the “Ville Niinistö plan" on the Finnish Aviation Security in the Baltic Sea region.

Also, the sides will focus on the risks for strategic stability that arise as a result of the ongoing construction of the US-NATO missile defense system in Europe.

They plan to discuss "the Ukrainian crisis in the context of the need for full and phased implementation of the Minsk agreement, the security situation in Afghanistan and regional terrorist threats".

Related: Moscow responds to decisions taken at NATO summit in Warsaw

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