Defense ministers from across NATO posed for a photo, Thursday, October 21, at a summit in Brussels.
READ MORE: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday relations between the alliance and Russia are at their lowest point since the Cold War ended.
Stoltenberg made the comments as NATO defense ministers began two-day meetings in Brussels.
Tensions have risen between Russia and NATO over recent weeks, as Russia announced Monday it was suspending its permanent mission to NATO in response to the alliance’s expulsion of eight Russians earlier this month. The alliance had accused the Russians of spying, which the Kremlin denied.
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Stoltenberg said he regretted Russia’s decision to close the alliance’s office in Moscow. He said they still have channels for communications with Russia, but this makes it more difficult.