"Cooperation on civil and military aspects has been completely discontinued," diplomat said.
North Atlantic Alliance became the initiator of the suspension of contacts. Grushko added that NATO does not have a plan for resolving the current crisis in relations. Moscow hopes that a military conflict with the bloc will be avoided.
"It would be a catastrophe for all of humanity," the diplomat stressed. He also expressed concern that the alliance’s military expenditures exceed Russian by 22 times.
April 13, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that increased NATO activity in the Black Sea undermines regional security and that Moscow will take all necessary measures to neutralize the threats.