The restoration of cooperation of Russia and NATO would not affect the progress of the resolution of the conflict situation in Ukraine, said on Thursday the Russian foreign Minister S. Lavrov In..
"We are receiving signals from NATO partners about the fact that it would be the interaction between the military departments to start again. If the actual proposals received, We, no doubt, will respond constructively, " Lavrov said at a mutual press conference with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Volgograd.
"I don't think, because it is directly related to the Ukrainian crisis will affect his progress on efforts to resolve it - because for the settlement of the fall in Ukraine it is necessary to implement the Minsk consensus," Lavrov added.
"We have heard these from Brussels about the fact that the joint NATO colleagues began after the break operation, in my opinion, 2 telephone lines, confirmed some phone numbers at which they can be contacted. We were not the initiators of the breakup of a ramified network of interaction between Moscow and Brussels, in the framework of the Council Russia-NATO functioned numerous mechanisms for military cooperation, exchange of information, the adoption of preventive measures, which allowed not only to bring the matter before the crises in connection with combat operations. The initiative belonged to NATO, which supported the freezing of any and all interaction channels, in addition to meetings of ambassadors in Brussels, and this format, in this case, was used only once ", - said Lavrov.
Lavrov said that derived from the NATO signals the desire to start again the interaction is unlikely to be related to the Ukrainian crisis.