NATO does not want new cold war with Russia

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NATO does not want a new cold war with Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

"We need to address the fact that we see a more assertive Russia to the east. At the same time NATO's message is that we don't want a new Cold War. We don't want a new arms race and we want political dialogue with Russia," Stoltenberg told Germany's DPA news agency.

In addition, NATO chief said that he expects increased dialogue between Russia and the transatlantic alliance in 2018. 

According to him, the alliance supports improvements to "political dialogue" and "military lines of communication." 

"We are moving forward both on the political dialogue and the military lines of communication, and the whole alliance is behind that," Deutsche Welle Stoltenberg as saying.