The Russian representative At the headquarters of the NATO reduces the state at the request of the Commonwealth, Russia's contacts with this organization are reduced, said Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov.
"There's nothing left. Moreover, NATO members are unfriendly for the next step, declare when the need to reduce our representation In the headquarters unit. And we'll have to cut. They stopped to give us a visa, not even allowed in the headquarters of our commissioners. No common events we do not have ", - quotes RIA "Novosti" message Antonov in an interview with " Komsomolskaya Pravda ". According to his statement, leaving only the contacts at the level of the permanent envoy of Russia to NATO. Earlier Russia And USA were good projects, said Antonov." For example, cooperation on Afghanistan. There are some common problems that forced us to unite, to help ensure that we approached, interacted And collaborated. In the first place - the fight against crime. The worst thing - if in the hands of terrorists get weapons of mass destruction ", - concluded the Deputy Minister. In mid-April, the head of the General staff of the Russian armed forces army General Valery Gerasimov said that NATO is using the Ukrainian crisis as a pretext for revitalization does not hide the anti-Russian orientation. For its part the Deputy Minister of defense of Russia Anatoly Antonov said that in connection with crisis in Ukraine all the positive in relations with the Alliance collapsed, NATO has taken the course of confrontation. In January, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the assurances of the North Atlantic Commonwealth about non-expansion to the East have remained empty words, and at the same time the infrastructure of NATO has moved closer to Russia's borders. The Minister also said that NATO's transition to confrontational rhetoric And increase of its military presence close to Russian borders demonstrate the inability of the Commonwealth to cross the stereotypes of the cold war.