NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the meeting With head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov tried to convince them to stop supporting the militia and has told about necessity of implementation of the Minsk agreements.
"NATO will continue to maintain political contacts With Russia," Stoltenberg said, quoted by RIA " Novosti ".
NATO Secretary General also tried to convince the Russian Federation "greater transparency" in the conduct of military exercises. Stoltenberg at the meeting With Lavrov reiterated the need existing lines of communication between the military of the Commonwealth and Russia. First Tuesday in Brussels held soveshenee Stoltenberg and Lavrov. Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.