OREANDA-NEWS. Ankara hopes to resume the dialogue between Russia and NATO. This wish of the official Turkey was expressed by the official representative of the country's Foreign Ministry, Tanju Bilgich.

"We wish the Russian Federation and NATO to continue their dialogue. We will certainly convey these wishes of ours to both sides: both the Russian side and our NATO allies," Bilgich said at a press conference.

NATO informed earlier that it took back the accreditation of eight representatives of the Russian mission to the alliance, and decided to decrease the quantity of accreditations for Russia, limiting them to 10. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday spoke about Russia's retaliatory measures to NATO's decision: in addition to the suspension of the NATO military liaison mission in Moscow, it also closed its information bureau. The Russian permanent mission to NATO also suspends its work from November 1 or soon after this date. To contact Russia, NATO representatives should now contact the Russian ambassador to Belgium.

For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that "NATO and General Secretary Stoltenberg drove relations with Russia into a state in which they were not in the most severe times of the Cold War." working with Moscow costs virtually nothing. "

NATO actually buried the Russia-NATO Council, abandoning military contacts, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

"By their reluctance to jointly seek ways of de-escalation, they actually buried the Russia-NATO Council. In such conditions, it is impossible to work on the challenges and threats to regional security, and it makes no sense. The alliance itself has refused any practical cooperation with Russia and military contacts," said Zakharova at the briefing.