MOSCOW (Sputnik) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged allies to "redouble efforts to modernize and strengthen the rule-book of European security" in an opinion article released on Thursday. He said NATO needs to "reflect today’s reality and re-engage Russia."
"The Alliance and its members are well aware of our commitment to meaningful consultations on the new Conventional Arms Control in Europe, as soon as NATO demonstrates seriousness of purpose by submitting its proposals. But so far this has not happened," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"The question arises: is this what NATO and its secretary general are seeking, speaking with such assessments and proposals," the ministry stressed.
Russia previously expressed readiness to discuss a new conventional arms control regime in Europe in a letter to UN chief Ban Ki-moon in April 2015.