NATO head Stoltenberg urges not to isolate Russia over reunification with Crimea

NATO head Stoltenberg urges not to isolate Russia over reunification with Crimea

As NATO began its two-day summit, the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed his view on relation with Russia, stressing that some problems existing between Moscow and NATO member-states cannot be a motive for the country's isolation.

Although NATO does not recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the alliance's head, Jens Stoltenberg, has urged not to isolate Russia over this issue.

"We do not recognize the annexation of Crimea, we do not recognize [Russian] propaganda, actions in cyberspace, interference in elections, we saw the incident in Salisbury. But I do not consider these to be an argument for Russia's isolation," he said.

"Russia is our neighbor, Russia will not go anywhere, and we need a dialogue with Russia," Stoltenberg added, Sputnik reported.

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