Instead "NATO will try to talk around the real problems, by imitating the dialogue" with Russia at the meeting, he said. The alliance "will try to prevent Moscow from taking counter military steps by giving an appearance of discussing the existing issues."
Earlier on Friday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the bloc wanted to hold the next NRC meeting before the Warsaw summit scheduled to be held in July. Moscow welcomed the initiative, but emphasized that dialogue should be "constructive and based on respecting mutual interests," as Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov put it.
"The Russian side has never avoided dialogue, we have always supported dialogue," he told reporters. "We believe it's the only way to tackle the problems we face."
The alliance has been building up its military presence in Europe, using the alleged Russian meddling in the Ukrainian civil war as a pretext. Moscow has repeatedly denied these groundless claims.
Last week, the bloc inaugurated the Aegis Ashore base in Romania that is part of the US missile defense shield in Europe. A day later, construction on the next base began in Poland.