Putin appoints Anatoly Antonov Russia’s ambassador to USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 21, 15:11
Death toll in terrorist attacks in Catalonia grows to 15World August 21, 14:36
Expert says Russia halted global warming for one yearScience & Space August 21, 14:01
Moscow slams suspension of US visa procedures throughout RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 21, 13:58
Russia inks deal to launch two South Korean satellites on Soyuz rocketScience & Space August 21, 13:33
Poll reveals Russians take pride in country’s symbolsSociety & Culture August 21, 13:15
Press review: Moscow works to cool off US-North Korea spat and Japan eyes peace treatyPress Review August 21, 13:00
Passenger ground effect vehicle seating 100 to be created in Russia in 2020-2022Military & Defense August 21, 12:35
Australian cyclist Perkins gets Russian passportSport August 21, 12:21
MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. NATO did not make promises to admit Ukraine to the Alliance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the Federation Council session on Wednesday.
Lavrov reminded that a session of NATO-Ukraine Commission has recently taken place. "Apart from rhetoric and assurances that reforms in Ukraine on security services and army will be supported, no concrete promises were made about any process of entering NATO," the foreign minister noted. "Certain conclusions can be drawn from this, and such assessments are confirmed by our contacts," he stressed.
Lavrov added that similar situation could be witnessed in Ukraine’s relations with EU. "A Ukraine-EU summit recently took place in Kiev. The document adopted as a result of the summit did not mention Ukraine’s accession to EU, emphasis is made on the Association Agreement which enters into force in 2016," the foreign minister noted.
According to Lavrov, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has not offered concrete ways to resume military cooperation at a meeting on Tuesday.
"The meeting in general was useful," Lavrov said. "However, despite interest in resuming cooperation on military issues, unfortunately, NATO secretary general offered no concrete ways [to resume] such cooperation," he added.