In the end of the Russian-NATO seminar that closed on Wednesday in St.Petersburg, head of the Russian defense ministry's navigation and oceanography department Anatoly Komaritsyn and deputy chairman of the NATO military committee vice-admiral Malcolm Irvin Fages signed a protocol of intentions.
The protocol states that the goals of the seminar - exchange of experience in navigation, hydrographic and hydrometeorologic support in rescue operations at sea - have been reached.
According to Fages, Russia and NATO are in the final stage of working out a broad framework agreement.
In his turn, Anatoly Komaritsyn said that the signed document would allow experts to prepare materials on the issue to include them in the general agreement between Russia and NATO.
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia