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NATO avoids dialogue on safety of flights over Baltic, the MFA - RIA Novosti, has stated 8/23/2018


MOSCOW, 23 Aug — RIA Novosti. The North Atlantic Alliance avoids discussion of safety of flights over Baltic in a format of the NATO-Russia Council that makes their statements for the discussion which is allegedly conducted with Moscow unconvincing, have declared on Thursday in the Russian Foreign Ministry. © Photo: U .S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew In NATO have said that they don't threaten Russia" With surprise have apprehended the statements of the official representative of NATO Oana Lungescu about allegedly readiness of alliance for discussion of questions of aviation safety when flying over the Baltic Sea. Thus, obviously, in NATO have reacted to the statement of the Russian President (Vladimir) Putin following the results of negotiations with the president of Finland (Sauli) Niinistö on August 22 in Sochi in which the North Atlantic Alliance has been criticized for unwillingness to cooperate in questions of strengthening of safety and stability in the north of Europe" — the Russian Foreign Ministry is said in the comment. As have noted in diplomatic service "assurances of NATO colleagues about readiness for dialogue or speak about their forgetfulness, or consciously mislead". There have reminded that Moscow initiated in the NATO-Russia Council with participation of military experts discussion of a perspective of aviasafety in the region of the Baltic Sea twice, including in the context of put forward in July, 2016 following the results of negotiations of Russian Presidents and Finland in Naantali (Finland) of "Niinistö's initiative" about increase in level of safety of flights, but I haven't met a response. "For lack of due interest from NATO partners discussion of this question has been transferred under aegis of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to a format of the Special working group of experts in military civil cooperation. In her framework it was succeeded to coordinate a number of measures which have considerably increased safety of civil air traffic over Baltic.© of AFP 2018/Raigo Pajula Instead of enemy tanks — a friendly rocket: why NATO was attacked by Estoniyuv of the MFA have noted that "all these developed measures have advisory nature for military aircraft". "The situation dictates need of consideration of a complex of questions of prevention of inadvertent incidents on Baltic in a format Russia NATO. Nevertheless, partners in the North Atlantic Alliance in practice in every possible way from it leave. On this background of the statement for the discussions which are allegedly conducted with Russia, sounded from O. Lungescu, look very unconvincing" — have emphasized in Russian Foreign Ministry.

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