NATO Doesn't Want Mew Cold War with Russia – Stoltenberg

09.10.2017 15:08

NATO's chief says the alliance does not want a new Cold War with Russia, despite members' concerns about Russian military buildup close to NATOs' border.

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke Monday at the end of a four-day NATO parliamentary assembly in the Romanian capital.

"Russia is our neighbor so we don't want to isolate Russia; we don't want a new Cold War", he stressed.

At the same time he found it difficult to comment on why the 29-member alliance had increased jets patrols in the Black Sea.

We recall that Romanian and Bulgarian pilots have conducted air exercises in the Black Sea in recent months, "designed to reassure NATO members".