Russia believes NATO summit will completely put an end to the post-Cold War

Russia believes the Russia-NATO summit in Lisbon will completely put an end to the post-Cold War period. The summit will set guidelines toward a strategic partnership, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

“I hope that as we agreed with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen that we will put an end to the post-Cold War period,” Lavrov declared.

Lavrov said that it would not be simple to draw out the guidelines but the tasks would be formulated toward a strategic partnership.

“During that period (post-Cold War) there was much said about the past, there were elements of distrust and elements of dodging pledges made in the 1990s, especially in regard to the indivisibility of security.”

Lavrov said that NATO is not a threat for Russia but its plans to expand the alliance to the East.

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