22 Feb 2018 16:09

NATO expansion creating 'unhealthy situation' - Lavrov

BELGRADE. Feb 22 (Interfax) - NATO's determination to enlarge eastward in disregard of the opinion of the countries of the region is regrettable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"Unfortunately, the attempts by some NATO and EU members to foment confrontation and move the North Atlantic alliance further and further east, without considering the opinion of this or that country's population, as was the case with Montenegro and as they are currently trying to do in Macedonia and even in Bosnia and Herzegovina, are creating an unhealthy situation," Lavrov said at a press conference in Belgrade on Thursday.

Russia remains committed to the agreements that have been reached and formalized in UN Security Council resolutions, including the settlement processes in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, he said.