Russia remains a key player in the United Nations and attempts for its political isolation have no sense. Said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview with a Western media.


«There’re no longer the strategic partnership between NATO and Russia, which for the most part, we managed to build after Cold War… Provided that there’s no return to the Cold War. Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and will always play an important role in the UN. Thus, there’s no sense in Russian isolation».


NATO Secretary General stressed that US and Russia should discuss opportunities for «constructive engagement» and to discuss the measures needed to avoid «growing tensions or dangerous situations due to increased Russian presence» in Syria:


«If Russia is going to support (President Bashar) Assad, it can not be considered as a constructive solution. If the Russian Federation intends to join the international coalition to fight the terrorist group «Islamic State», it can be a constructive contribution from its part».