Nato and Russia agree to hold more high-level talks despite Ukraine tensions

12 January 2022, 13:54

Jens Stoltenberg
Belgium NATO Russia. Picture: PA

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said any talks about Ukraine would not be easy.

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg says the military organisation and Russia have agreed to try to schedule more meetings, despite tensions over Moscow’s military build-up near Ukraine.

Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Nato-Russia Council, Mr Stoltenberg said both parties had “expressed the need to dialogue and explore a schedule of future meetings”.

But the secretary-general added that any talks about Ukraine would not be easy.

“There are significant differences between Nato allies and Russia on this issue,” he told reporters.

He underlined that Ukraine has the right to decide its future security arrangements on its own, and that Nato would leave its door open to new members.

“No one else has anything to say, and of course Russia does not have a veto,” he said.

By Press Association

Latest World News

See more Latest World News

Boris Johnson warned Putin over invading Ukraine

'We stand squarely behind Ukraine' in Russia stand-off, Boris Johnson warns Putin

Antony Blinken and Annalena Baerbock

US and European diplomats meet in Berlin to discuss Ukraine situation

Former Pope Benedict failed to act on child sexual abuse

Pope Benedict 'failed to act' in four child sexual abuse cases, report finds

Audio footage has been obtained from the final conversation between the Texas synagogue attacker Malik Akram and his younger brother Gulbar, who urged his sibling to surrender.

'Think about your kids': Brother's desperate phone call with Texas synagogue attacker

Scene of Liberia stampede

At least 29 people die in stampede at religious festival in Liberia

Russian Sukhoi 30 jet

Russia accuses the West of ‘plotting provocations’ over Ukraine

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Former Pope Benedict criticised over handling of sexual abuse claims

Tina Turner at Wembley

Tina Turner and husband buy £56m estate on shore of Lake Zurich

Anders Breivik

Anders Breivik ‘still dangerous’ and should not be released, court told

An Emirates Boeing 777

Emirates resumes flights to US airports as fears over 5G rollout are eased

Lisala Folau, inset, and the devastation caused by Saturday's tsunami

Miracle story of disabled Tongan man who survived in sea for 28 hours after tsunami

Germany Kruger Obit

Star of war films Hardy Kruger dies aged 93

Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Six

New Zealand PM warns Omicron outbreak is inevitable

Tonga Vocano Eruption

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption

Belarus Russia Military

Biden says Putin will pay ‘dear price’ if he invades Ukraine

Donald Trump

Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation