NATO-Russia Council to be held on May 31

The NATO-Russia Council will meet on May 31, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg told the German weekly Der Spiegel on Saturday, May 26, DW reports.

"Ukraine, transparency in the military sphere, risk reduction and military exercises remain important topics for discussion," Stoltenberg said. He expressed his opinion that NATO should "manage relations with Russia." This would guarantee that the situation "will not get out of hand," the Secretary General says.

He also noted the importance of dialogue between the parties, even if it is not possible to ease the tension between them.

Contacts between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance were reduced to a minimum in 2014 due to the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The NATO-Russia Council resumed its work only two years later. Its last meeting took place in October 2017.

Earlier, Stoltenberg said that Russia is becoming increasingly unpredictable and aggressive.

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