18:08 Apr. 10, 2016
NATO's Ambassadors meet with Russian counterparts for the first time since 2014
The situation in Ukraine should be the main topic of discussions during the NATO-Russia meeting, according to the Head of Polish National Security Bureau Paweł Soloch, Radio Poland reports.
During his visit to Germany, Soloch highlighted that the conflict in Ukraine remains unsolved and Ukrainian crisis has to be discussed thoroughly during the upcoming summit.
He also stated that the annexation of Crimea was a violation of international law that increased tension in NATO's relationship with Moscow.
"Following consultations with Russia, we have agreed to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at Ambassadorial level," NATO's statement, released on April 8, reads. "This meeting will take place in the next two weeks at the NATO headquarters in Brussels".
The head of Polish National Security Bureau noted that the decision on NATO-Russia meeting was taken only after the alliance announced the strengthening of its military presence in Eastern Europe.
The joint meeting of NATO ambassadors and their Russian counterparts will be held for the first time since 2014.