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MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/. Defense ministers of 15 countries will take part in a security conference in Moscow in April, a senior Russian Defense Ministry official said on Friday.
"As of today, we have received confirmation that 15 defense ministers representing the key regions of the world will attend our conference," said Sergey Koshelev, the head of the ministry's international military cooperation department.
Defense ministers and delegations of some 80 countries, including NATO member states, have been invited to attend the fourth Moscow security conference set for April 16-17.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said earlier that Ukraine had not been invited to avoid tensions at the conference.