Russian Envoy: Baltic States Hinder Russia-NATO Cooperation

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From RIA Novosti: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are obstructing military cooperation between Russia and NATO, Moscow’s envoy to the military alliance said on Wednesday.

"Certain countries, first of all the Baltic States, are still taking an approach that narrows our cooperation, which proves that they are still trying to portray Russia as some permanent threat to security and thus provoking others to limit contacts," Dmitry Rogozin said.

He added, however, that European member states of NATO "are interested in a broad cooperation with Russia on the issues of nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and provision of security in the fight against international terrorism."

NATO foreign ministers agreed at an informal meeting in April to begin dialogue with Russia on cooperation in the sphere of anti-missile defense.  (photo: Reuters)

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