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    No ‘Business as Usual’ Between Russia, NATO Until Minsk Fulfilled - Kerry

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    US Secretary of State John Kerry said that NATO refrain from normal relations with Russia until the Minsk agreement is implemented.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance must be open to dialogue with Russia but refrain from normal relations until the Minsk agreement is implemented, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

    "NATO has been and has to be ready to, and engaged in, a willingness to be open to a political dialogue with Russia, but we refrain from a ‘business as usual’ until Minsk commitments are fully implemented. That is critical," Kerry said.


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