The Russian Federation leaves the Barents/Euro-Arctic Council.

The EPA's Moscow correspondent reports that it was reported in a statement by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It has been noted that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's letter on Russia's departure from the Barents/Euro-Arctic Council has been sent to the organization's participants and secretariat and Joseph Borrel.

The statement also said Russia would continue to carry out tasks in the north after leaving the Barents/Euro-Arctic Council and was open to cooperation.