From RIA Novosti: A Russia-NATO Council meeting at the level of defense ministers will most likely not happen in June as hoped, a source in the Russian mission at the NATO said on Tuesday.
The first meeting between Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his NATO counterparts since the brief Russia-Georgia war in 2008 was tentatively scheduled for June 11-12 in Brussels.
"The meeting is unlikely to take place due to conflicting schedules of the Russian minister and NATO," the source said. …
NATO foreign ministers decided at a meeting in Brussels in March 2009 to restore full-scale cooperation between the alliance and Russia.
A meeting between Russian and NATO defense ministers would be another step in normalizing ties. (photo: AP)