ArmInfo. We support the continuation of a "structured dialogue" with the involvement of military experts and without any politicization of the process. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced this on December 5 during his speech at the 26th meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Bratislava.
At the same time, the Russian minister emphasized that Moscow considers the dialogue an important confidence-building measure, especially in conditions when military contacts between Russia and NATO are interrupted. "Russian proposals to reduce tension on the line of contact between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance remain unanswered. There is no any reaction to the open appeal of the CSTO foreign ministers to NATO colleagues. In a situation where, instead of dialogue, we encounter aggressive <deterrence> of our country, we don't see no reason to talk about the modernization of the Vienna Document 2011.
To recall, in May of this year, the foreign ministers of the CSTO member countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan) called on the foreign ministers of NATO member states to create a mechanism for regular consultations between the secretariats of the two organizations. The CSTO also called on NATO to closer cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking. Later, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said in an interview with "Kommersant" that the alliance sees no reason to create an additional channel of interaction with Russia at the CSTO level.