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MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. The deployment by the Obama team of additional forces in Europe lately is a destabilizing factor for European security, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum.
"Speaking about the deployment of the US forces in Europe by the Obama administration over the past days, moreover such a hasty one, then certainly, this is a destabilizing factor for the entire European security," Meshkov said.
"We have repeatedly said that the attempts to hide behind the so-called rotational principle are nothing but a large-scale preparation of the military of the NATO countries on the alliance’s eastern frontiers, put it simply, in direct proximity of our borders," Meshkov added.
The date of holding the next meeting of the NATO-Russia Council is being discussed on a routine basis in Brussels, Russian deputy foreign minister added:
"The NATO-Russia Council is a working body, that’s why this issue [on date] is solved in a working order in Brussels."
In 2015, there were three meetings of the NATO-Russia Council, with the latest of them held in December. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated many times that it is ready for further dialogue with the alliance, including in the military field, but on an equal basis.