Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated a necessity for working out a "mutually acceptable" strategy of Russia-NATO cooperation. Should the North Atlantic Alliance get transformed into a political organization, Russia could intensify its contacts with it, the president told a Brussels news conference. The Russian leader reported on several meetings with President George W.Bush scheduled for this year. His American counterpart, according to Putin, also advocates deeper contacts between Russia and the Alliance. "Should we arrive at any decision whatsoever on the matter, we will immediately inform the public about it," said President Putin. He again spoke out in favour of creating a new security architecture in Europe saying that the current security system does not ensure security at all. Nobody can feel safe, he said. The Russian president, however, was pleased to note that the feeling on insecurity is getting increasingly stronger, something which will help the countries join hands and create a new security architecture.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia