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BRUSSELS, July 13 /TASS/. Military men took part in a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council for the first time after a long interval, Alexander Grushko, Russia’s Permanent Representative to NATO, said after the meeting on Wednesday.
"Military people attended the Russia-NATO Council meeting for the first time after a long interval," Grushko said.
The Russia-NATO Council met for the third time since the start of a crisis in bilateral relations. The first meeting took place on June 2, 2014. The second one was held on April 20 this year.
The Russia-NATO contacts also continued in other formats. The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council met at the NATO headquarters in Brussels at the level of permanent representatives on June 17, 2014. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on May 19, 2015. Later, Lavrov and Stoltenberg met each other for two more times: in New York on September 29, 2015 and in Munich on February 12, 2016.