Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko (file by Interfax news agency)
Following an intense round of NATO-Russia talks in Brussels, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko has indicated there was no breakthrough in dialogue and the two sides had a lot of “fundamental” disagreements.
“The conversation was quite frank, direct, deep, intense, but at the same time it revealed a large number of differences on fundamental issues,” the Russian diplomat told reporters after the talks in Brussels on Wednesday. He further warned that the continued deterioration of the situation could lead to the “most unpredictable and most dire consequences for European security.”
Grushko spoke after NATO rejected Russia’s demand for a new security settlement in Europe earlier in the day. He said to de-escalate the situation over Ukraine, NATO should stop sending military aid, including arms supplies, to Kyiv.
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