From AP: Despite last year’s disruption of ties with NATO, Russia has continued cooperating with individual NATO nations such as the U.S., France or Germany by allowing them to use Russia’s rail network and aerial corridors to resupply international forces in Afghanistan, and its navy has worked with NATO warships on their joint anti-piracy patrols.

NATO commanders have been particularly interested in Russia’s cooperation on the transshipments of military supplies to the rapidly expanding U.S.-led force in Afghanistan.