Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 12:33
NATO to suspend cooperation with Russia
NATO has announced a full review of its co-operation with Russia to try to pressure Moscow into backing down on Ukraine, and said it would "intensify" its engagement with Ukraine.
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The organisation's secretary-general, Anders Rasmussen, also announced that the military alliance was suspending a joint mission with Russia involving the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons.
NATO's announcement came as top diplomats from Europe and the United States broke off a meeting with the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, as a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Andrey Deshchitsia, also failed.