Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said during the broadcast of the "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" program on Russia-1 TV channel, that cooperation between Russia and NATO has not only stopped but is deteriorating every year.
Shoygu recalled that "about five years ago," Moscow had active cooperation with the military Alliance, and Russia had its representative in NATO. "And now it's all not only stopped but becomes worse every year," said Russian Defense Minister.
He explained that the US is withdrawing from the agreements, and "the security space is getting tighter and tighter."
At the same time, Shoygu expressed confidence that Moscow wants to continue cooperation. As an example, he mentioned the proposal of the Russian Federation to cooperate with the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Syria.
During the NATO Summit in London, the Alliance's final declaration was adopted. It calls the "Russian threat" as one of the Alliance's challenges.