Denis Voroshilov. NATO does not step back from the idea of expanding cooperation with the Russian Federation and recalls that the admission to the bloc of new countries is not aimed against Russia.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, responding on Thursday to questions after a speech in the Royal Institute of international Affairs in London, said that the Events in Ukraine, in fact resulted in the suspension of relations of the Commonwealth with Russia, are not irreversible problem.
" Events in Ukraine have become a Wake-up call. Yes, We are obliged to increase preparedness to change the principles of the threat assessment, to take into account recent calls, improve intelligence. But the relationships that We have developed with Russia is unique, we have a Council Russia-NATO, was held the General meeting. We cannot accept new members in NATO to counter aggression of Russia, on the contrary, We must engage Russia in dialogue and partnership ", - said Rasmussen, Recalling that the peak of relations NATO-Russia accounted for 2010.
along with this, according to him, all countries are able to self-determination, and if some country wants to " contribute to the strengthening of European security, NATO does not refuse her.
" NATO is committed to a policy of open doors. We give the right of any European country to make its own contribution to the strengthening of European security, any country has the opportunity to be invited to join the Alliance. The growing number of NATO members is not a measure directed against Russia, it complies with the interests of Russia itself, " said the Secretary General.