Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree exempting Alexander Grushko from duties of the permanent representative of Russia to NATO in Brussels. By another decree of January 22, 62-year-old diplomat was appointed Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Grushko represented Russia in NATO since October 2012. Prior to this, the expert has worked in the Ministry of foreign Affairs — Director of Department of European cooperation (2002-2005), then the position of the Deputy Minister (2005-2012).
Note that is not on the official portal of legal information, either on the website of the Kremlin reported about the appointment of the new permanent representative of Russia to the North Atlantic military Alliance.
In July 2017, “Izvestia” wrote that Russia could leave NATO without a permanent representative, instead appointing temporary. Moscow believes that military Alliance is not ready for constructive dialogue with Russia.
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