In a interview on CBS today US President Barack Obama says that he excludes the possibility of military confrontation between Russia and NATO over the Ukrainian crisis.
- No, I don't think there's going to be a military confrontation between NATO and Russia, although we have worked very hard to reassure that Article Five of the NATO treaty means what it says, Obama answers to the question whether he believes a military confrontation is possible.
- We come to the aid and assistance, so if you mess with the NATO country, then there will be a military confrontation. And Putin understands that. But I do think there's a possibility of Russia moving in a better direction, Obama continues in the American television newsmagazine program "60 minutes".
Last week there were gas talks between the European Union, Ukraina and Russia, and these talks may be conducive to the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, Reuters reports.