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NATO, Russia council to meet for first time since mid-2014

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posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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Well it looks like NATO is going to meet with Russia to try and work out their differences concerning a few things...


BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A forum bringing together Russia and its former Cold War adversary NATO will convene in the coming weeks for the first time since the Ukraine crisis halted its activities, both sides said on Friday.

The NATO-Russia Council was established in 2002 but was effectively suspended months after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in March 2014. Both sides have now agreed to hold talks at ambassador level in Brussels in the next two weeks.



"We will discuss military activities, with particular focus on transparency and risk reduction," it said, adding that Afghanistan and regional threats were also on the agenda. As NATO accelerates its biggest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War, the alliance wants to talk to Moscow about improved military transparency to avoid misunderstandings.


www.yahoo.com...

Let's hope this works out as it seems the world was a bit happier when we all got along...Russia and NATO that is.




posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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Envoy:

"Awww come on Russia, can't you just see it our way?"

Nyet

US has to parlay, because we are loosing. All that blood and treasure spilled for years in Syria has been squashed by the Russians in a season.
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posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

This is a good thing! Meeting and Talking with each other is way better than refusing to have any kind or dialog. Our leaders should realize this by now because nothing changes and sometimes the political fallout gets worse when you don't keep the lines of communication open.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons




This is a good thing! Meeting and Talking with each other is way better than refusing to have any kind or dialog.


Yes it is, as I said things were better when they got along.



Our leaders should realize this by now because nothing changes and sometimes the political fallout gets worse when you don't keep the lines of communication open.


I think there was some albeit small a line of communication has been there they just had some things to work out, and hopefully this yields good things for those involved and actually all of us.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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any talks are good talks.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: AVoiceOfReason

unless they are demands and threats,

'' hey NATO, if Turkey makes a dumb move we are going to destroy them. Be-careful who you side with comrade''



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 01:42 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

apparently you arent a skilled negotiator.



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 01:44 AM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

I'm in favor.

Let's hope they bring their "adult brain".



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 02:54 AM
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Well, talk is good. Don't want a misunderstanding. However, there remains a significant issue of Russia's annexation of another countries territory i.e. Crimea.


This meeting is the continuation of our political dialogue, as agreed by NATO Heads of State and Government. At the same time, there will be no return to business as usual until Russia again respects international law.


NATO release



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 05:04 AM
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About time - all of these Russian isolation tactics are plain stupid.

Putin practises independent politics in order to slow down and delay the American One World Order insanity. And he should receive accolades for it, not scorn.



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 06:09 AM
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originally posted by: markosity1973
About time - all of these Russian isolation tactics are plain stupid.

Putin practises independent politics in order to slow down and delay the American One World Order insanity. And he should receive accolades for it, not scorn.


Absolutely right


We should be working with Moscow. Our interests are basically the same, pumping as much black gold from under our feet and dealing with Muslim nutters while enjoying a good old bottle of beer/vodka.

To any western politicians reading................. Let Russia have its sphere of influence in its former Soviet states and stop surrounding it with NATO bases and offensive weapons. Russia and Russians have their pride in their nation, respect this



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 06:18 AM
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originally posted by: markosity1973
Putin practises independent politics in order to slow down and delay the American One World Order insanity. And he should receive accolades for it, not scorn.


Or, as is reality, he's driving Russia into the mud in a process of increasing internal repression, corruption and economic silliness.



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi

originally posted by: markosity1973
Putin practises independent politics in order to slow down and delay the American One World Order insanity. And he should receive accolades for it, not scorn.


Or, as is reality, he's driving Russia into the mud in a process of increasing internal repression, corruption and economic silliness.


Well that is a shill-mazing reply.

Look at who started Russia's collapse - it was US lead sanctions on Putin over Ukraine. That and those falling oil prices that have bitten a lot of economies


THE Russian economy is in serious trouble as a result of a plummeting oil price and economic sanctions. Far from mission accomplished, it could actually be bad news for everyone.
Here’s the gist of what’s happening.
The value of the rouble is practically in free fall as the global oil price continues to crash. Oil has gone from a high of more than $100 a barrel in June to around $60 this week.
That has wreaked havoc on Russian government revenue, around half of which comes from the sale of oil and gas.
At the same time, economic sanctions imposed by the West as a result of Russia’s incursions into Ukraine and Crimea have prevented Russian companies refinancing their dollar and euro debts in Western capital markets.


www.news.com.au...

Educate yourself before making flagrant statements please.



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

USA went out of its way to destroy the USSR in the 80's and its doing its best to destroy Russia right now. Why not let Russia have a sphere of influence, America might gain a frien out of it



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: markosity1973
Look at who started Russia's collapse - it was US lead sanctions on Putin over Ukraine.


Putin is master of Russia's fate. The interference and belligerence in Ukraine is no one's fault but Putin's. Putin had a choice.

On sanctions. The impact from EU sanctions are the ones that are punitive to Russia. The EU has been in the driving seat for sanctions.

You can blame everything on the US if you want, but you are fooling yourself.



posted on Apr, 9 2016 @ 07:01 AM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
USA went out of its way to destroy the USSR in the 80's and its doing its best to destroy Russia right now. Why not let Russia have a sphere of influence, America might gain a frien out of it


? Russia does not have a "sphere of influence". Russia wants one, but as all the ex-Soviet states have shown as they have chosen Europe over Russia including Ukraine and Georgia, Russia is an unhelpful and difficult neighbour.

Russia needs to move on from the past and create a sphere of influence based on trust and cooperation, rather than control.
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posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi

originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
USA went out of its way to destroy the USSR in the 80's and its doing its best to destroy Russia right now. Why not let Russia have a sphere of influence, America might gain a frien out of it


? Russia does not have a "sphere of influence". Russia wants one, but as all the ex-Soviet states have shown as they have chosen Europe over Russia including Ukraine and Georgia, Russia is an unhelpful and difficult neighbour.

Russia needs to move on from the past and create a sphere of influence based on trust and cooperation, rather than control.


Not Putins style he believes in force and control. That's why he just established a police force under his direct control. They will have 20000 troops under his control stationed on moscow. I'm sure many politicians are worried because this sounds a lot like the nazi SS. They have been given the authority to seek out traitors and terrorists. Funny for supposedly hating nazis how many of their tactics putin employs.



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 08:11 PM
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Conflict with Russia is not useful.

Dialogue and negotiation is the only possibility for progress.

Mitigating the effect that economic sanctions have on the Russian people should be the first item on the agenda.

Perpetuating the Cold War is just counterproductive.

Surely we have enough enemies already?



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