Moscow, April 3 (RFE/RL) -- Russian and Polish defense
ministers Pavel Grachev and Stanislav Dobjansky met today in
Moscow to discuss NATO's eastward expansion.
Our correspondent quotes Russian defence ministry officials as saying that the talks also focussed on bilateral relations and European security.
Grachev and Dobjansky ordered the formation of a joint group of
experts to draft a new treaty on military cooperation between Moscow
Poland, along with the Czech republic, is likely to be among the
first group of former Warsaw pact countries to join NATO.
Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski said that his country will
join NATO as soon as possible after the controversial Russian Duma
decision last month calling for the restoration of the former Soviet
Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern about NATO plans to
eventually admit former Warsaw Pact countries.