>> There was not a meeting of minds today.>> NATO boss, Jens Stoltenberg, on Ukraine after Wednesday's NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels. The forum coming at a time of heightened tension between Moscow and the West, with NATO describing Russia's annexation of Crimea as a crisis, sending extra troops to Eastern Europe as a result.
Russia calling the deployment provocative. Also on the agenda, Russian aircraft buzzing a US warship in the Baltic. Stoltenberg welcoming a Russian proposal on the use of transponders to identify each other's aircraft.>> The basic thing is of course safe behavior. It's to fly in the safe and professional way.
And we have seen some examples of unsafe activity in the air.>> Snap exercises and military to military communication also on Wednesday's agenda. While the two sides admit profound and persistent disagreements, many will be glad they're still talking.