“The promotion of NATO military command centers to Eastern Europe is contrary to the Fundamental Act, and it is this document that gave us the opportunity to have a structure of cooperation with Russia,” RIA Novosti quoted Solana as saying on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
Russia’s relations with NATO deteriorated sharply amid the crisis in Ukraine.
The Alliance accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs, an allegation Russia has repeatedly denied, expressing concerns over the buildup of NATO forces along its western border, stressing that it could destabilize the region.
The Munich Security Conference is an international, nongovernmental, independent conference for discussing major security issues.
Founded in 1962 for consultations between NATO member countries, it now involves representatives from Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, as well as former Soviet states.