From RIA Novosti: The work of the NATO-Russia Council has been put back on a constructive track, Russia’s envoy to the 28-member military alliance said on Thursday.

“All the impasses, protests and other [obstacles] have been disavowed,” Dmitry Rogozin said.

Rogozin said on Tuesday Canada had blocked the adoption of all documents to be considered at a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Friday, the first official talks to be held since the August 2008 armed conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia.

“All amendments that are of interest to Russia and have a fundamental significance,… have been adopted,” Rogozin said, referring to three major documents, including a working program for 2010, a draft review of common threats and a paper envisaging NATO-Russia Council reform. (photo: AFP/Getty)