The fate of the treaty hangs in the balance but former NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson said that dialogue between Moscow and the West should remain open.
Speaking at a Chatham House conference, he told the audience:
“I believe that Russia matters, relations with Russia matter.”
“Bring them out of the bubble in which they have trapped themselves at the present moment,” he later urged.
“Try to bring them out from the paranoia that they seem to have manufactured and are believing at the present moment. And get them talking or arguing and fighting across the table rather than across the security council tables as well.”