May 31, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the ambassadorial level took place in Brussels, at which the parties discussed the Ukrainian issue, and also informed each other about the forthcoming large-scale exercises, according to the press service of the North Atlantic Alliance.

“The NATO-Russia Council had an open exchange on several topics, including the situation in and around Ukraine, issues related to military activities, transparency and risk reduction, as well as asymmetric techniques as aspects of doctrine and strategy. NATO and Russia both briefed on major upcoming exercises,” the press service said.

The report further indicates that the bilateral relations between Russia and NATO were negatively affected by the Russian invasion of the Crimea and the Donbas. At the same time NATO noted that they are always ready for a dialogue with the Russian Federation, but only when the Kremlin will support international law.

Earlier it was reported that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyarto to support Ukraine's cooperation with NATO against the backdrop of Russian aggression.