The statements of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that Russia is refusing to dialogue with the alliance are a lie, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
“All these statements by Stoltenberg that Russia is refusing to engage in dialogue, this is not true, this is a lie … A substantive conversation was proposed. It was suggested not to go into the politicized PR story, for which our Western partners are so famous. It was proposed to talk specifically with the participation of experts, including military experts, on a wide range of issues. All these proposals are on Mr. Stoltenberg’s desk, he can shift the papers, find them and stop spreading disinformation that Russia allegedly refuses to dialogue. Russia refuses to participate in a pre-planned PR campaign. This is definitely not for us, ”Zakharova said at the briefing.
Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov announced the readiness of the Russian authorities for an equal dialogue with the North Atlantic Alliance.