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MOSCOW, April 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia expects explanations from NATO of its decision to deploy additional troops in East European states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
“Russia-NATO relations are based on certain rules, particularly the Rome Declaration, under which no country has a right to deploy additional troops in East European states,” Lavrov said after talks with Kazakhstani counterpart Yerlan Idrisov on Thursday.
Russia and Kazakhstan share stance on Ukraine
Russia and Kazakhstan have expressed hope that an unbiased work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Ukraine will help overcome the political crisis.
“Russia and Kazakhstan have common approaches towards the situation in Ukraine," Lavrov said.
"We have agreed on the importance of stopping extremism, normalizing the situation and carrying out a constitutional reform,” he said after talks with Kazakhstani counterpart Yerlan Idrisov on Thursday.