“We expressed hope that ahead of the defense ministers meeting scheduled for June 3-4 NATO will not take a decision that would worsen the situation,” Alexander Grushko told ITAR-TASS on Monday.
“We hope that the Alliance with comply with the obligations under the Russia-NATO Founding Act,” he said after an extraordinary session of the Russia-NATO Council.
The Russia-NATO Council gathered for Russia’s request.
Grushko also said NATO should refrain from deploying additional armed forces in Europe on a permanent basis.
He described the Alliance’s statement saying Russia “was building up forces on the Ukrainian border as “vicious”.
“We demonstrated that no build-up had taken place,” Grushko said.