"There is no 'renewing' of mil-to-mil communications, as these were never suspended. NATO's defence and dialogue policy on Russia ‎remains unchanged, as [Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg] SG has made very clear," the NATO Headquarters said on Thursday in a follow-up of Stoltenberg's earlier statement.

Read alsoStoltenberg: NATO to continue politically, practically supporting UkraineSpeaking at a press conference on December 6, Stoltenberg said: "And then I would also like to mention that, after a long period without any use of the military lines of communications, those lines have now been used, both by the Chairman of the Military Committee and by SACEUR, and they are both looking into how they can make sure that these lines are functioning and in place, having direct contact with the Russian Chief of Defence, General [Valery] Gerasimov."