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Russia has announced the suspension of NATO information bureau in Moscow. The country says it will also halt the operations of its mission to NATO. It comes after the bloc expelled eight Russian diplomats for alleged ‘undisclosed espionage' at its Brussels headquarters.
The Russian foreign minister says deliberate attempts are being made to escalate the security situation in Asia. Sergey Lavrov attributes this to the military blocs seeking ‘the logic of the cold war and policy of containment.’
Washington needs Kiev for adversarial relations with Moscow as well as its total deterrence, a Russian official claims. The source, however, has described the alliance as ‘fragile’.
Moscow will respond to a NATO decision to expel several Russian diplomats from Brussels, the Kremlin warns. NATO has announced that it was cutting the number of Russian Mission staff in Brussels from 20 to 10 people.
Russia has invited Taliban’s representatives to attend the Moscow summit about Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy confirms. The international forum will take place on October 20, nearly two months after the U.S. completed its evacuation mission from the war-torn country.
Iran’s foreign minister has called on Russia to be vigilant against any possible change in the borders in the region.