North Atlantic military Alliance NATO and the Russian Ministry of defense has organized a channel bilateral operational links in the context of growing tensions, the military command could immediately solve problems, said.
This happens for the first time since the end of the cold war, emphasizes the print edition.
"NATO and the Russian military command maintains a continuous communication channel. The Supreme commander of NATO forces in the European Union and head of the Military division of NATO has gained access to the negotiations with the Russian colleagues ", - quotes the magazine a letter to the headquarters of the Commonwealth.
NATO did not explain the activation time of the channel and Details information about the " hot line ", as this operation is performed under a signature stamp " confidentially ", says the magazine, stating that the Russian side has already given a real number for connection.
The initiative to create such a link belongs to the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Frank-Walter Steinmeier), informs FAZ. Due to the growth of tension in the world due to the Ukrainian conflict, the head of the German Ministry of foreign Affairs has made the initiative to establish a direct connection between Russia and NATO in the event of crisis situations.
printed the newspaper reminds that this kind of communication worked between the military leadership of the USSR and the US Caribbean after falling in 1962. They set a direct teletype channel that was called " red phone ".