The NATO Supreme allied commander in the European Union Philip Breedlove said in a broadcast on the American TV show PBS Newshour that it is necessary to establish permanent contacts between Russia and NATO.
Breedlove said that " Russia has the ability to be and will be, hopefully, a great partner." We need a partner in Russia, and not the one with whom we compete, " said he.
Breedlove said that it is necessary to restore the lines of communication between NATO and Russia and between Russia and U.S. Secretary of state and his deputies." Such contacts are required to be periodic, currently it is not so, " said Breedlove.
While the NATO Supreme allied Commander noticed that most European leaders see in Russia the danger after the reunification with the Crimea and the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
The Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine and Western countries and first of many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in the Donbass. Thus, the evidence to date was not provided. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the statement " public unsubstantiated insinuations ", Authorized the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation also was periodically denied these allegations. International inspections have not detected any violations from the Russian Federation at the border line with Ukraine, as well as among them undeclared military activities. First, Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
at the end of July, Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said at a press conference in MIA "Russia today" that no political issues from Russia in co-operation with NATO is not, and the Russian defense Ministry is ready to further develop international cooperation, however, the Alliance must "lower the rhetoric" regarding Russia and stop to label ".