"We will be prepared to resume the dialogue. We are waiting for an answer to many of our proposals that the North Atlantic alliance has considered for more than a year now. Their implementation might considerably help de-escalate tensions, which keep growing, in particular, in view of the permanent expansion of NATO's military infrastructures towards our borders," he said.
Lavrov stressed that Russia-NATO cooperation had been stalled since the 2014 government coup in Ukraine.
He pointed out that the dialogue between Russia and the alliance must not be shallow.