UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Russia, the US and NATO to avoid actions that could escalate the situation, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said at a briefing, Report informs.
The UN secretary-general wants the parties to avoid rhetoric and other things that could escalate the situation, Haq said.
Answering a question from TASS, the UN secretary-general stressed that he considers Russia’s dialogue with the US and NATO to be critically important. He said that the world community is concerned about the current escalation of tensions. Guterres added that the aggravation of the situation would be a catastrophe for Europe and the whole world.
Russian-US consultations on issues related to security guarantees were held on January 10 in Geneva. On January 12, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council was held in Brussels, and on January 13, a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council was held in Vienna.