Russia to freeze military cooperation with NATO

Other News Materials 20 August 2008 18:07 (UTC +04:00)

Russia has decided to freeze and cancel all military cooperation with Norway and other NATO members, dpa reported refer to the online edition of Oslo daily Aftenposetn.

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 criticized 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, on Monday said it wuld halt its military exchange with Russia to protest Russia's actions.