Russia to freeze cooperation with NATO: Report

August 20th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Oslo, Aug 20 (DPA) Russia has decided to freeze and cancel all military cooperation with Norway and other NATO members, the online edition of Oslo daily Aftenposetn reported Wednesday.The newspaper, citing Norwegian foreign ministry sources, said Moscow was due to send a diplomatic note to that affect to Norway and other NATO members.

The move comes the day after NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels and strongly criticised Russia’s actions in the ongoing conflict in Georgia and breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Norway’s Nordic neighbour Sweden, which is not a member of NATO, Monday said it would halt its military exchange with Russia to protest Moscow’s actions.

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