NATO plans meeting with Russian officials

(VOVWORLD) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has scheduled a special meeting of allied ambassadors and top Russian officials for next week as both sides seek a dialogue to prevent open conflict over Ukraine, a NATO official said on Tuesday.
NATO plans meeting with Russian officials - ảnh 1NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The meeting will take place in Brussels next Wednesday after US and Russian officials hold security talks next Monday in Geneva.

Maria Zakharova, Russia's foreign ministry spokesperson, confirmed that Russian officials will attend the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and other senior Russian officials are expected to attend the Brussels talks, after meeting US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in Geneva.

Next Thursday, talks will continue in the broader format of the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which includes the US and its NATO allies, Russia, Ukraine, and other former Soviet states.


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