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NATO will seek to reassure Russia on Monday that its troop deployments to the Baltics and Poland next year are purely defensive, in a rare meeting of the alliance's envoys with those of the Kremlin that is unlikely to resolve long-standing grievances.
Axar.az reports citing to Reuters, NATO-Russia Council, the forum bringing together North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ambassadors and Russia's top diplomat dealing with the U.S.-led alliance, will convene for only the third time this year with the crisis in Ukraine still the top concern for Brussels and Washington.
Russia says it is concerned about a NATO military build-up near its borders. "We count on having a frank discussion about the security situation in Europe including the consequences of NATO reinforcements on the eastern flank," Russia's ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, said this.
2016.12.19 / 13:48