NATO: We won’t strike any deals with Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian aggression against Ukraine undermined the foundation of European security system
10:29, 25 March 2016

Despite possible cooperation with Russia when it comes to fighting terrorism, NATO’s position concerning crisis in Ukraine will stay firm, stated Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow on Thursday, March 24, during his visit to Lithuania, DW reported.

According to Vershbow, the North Atlantic Alliance doesn’t intend to refuse from additional security measures on eastern territories in exchange for possible support in the fight against terrorism. “We won’t strike any deals”, - Vershbow said.

Vershbow believes, that Russian aggression against Ukraine undermines the foundation of European security system. “Even if we cooperate in the fight against terrorism, we will still stay firm in our position concerning Russian aggression and unlawful annexation of Crimea”, - Vershbow pointed out.

Earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated that if Russia implements all items of Minsk agreements concerning Ukraine, the USA will lift off sanctions.

Related: Steinmeier: Scaling down sanctions against Russia depends on implementation of Minsk agreements

Related: Stoltenberg supports extending sanctions against Russia for annexation of Crimea

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