NATO suspends military, civilian cooperation with Russia

BRUSSELS (AFP) - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday the Western alliance had suspended all military and civilian cooperation with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, but that political dialogue remained open.

"We are suspending all practical cooperation with Russia, military and civilian," Rasmussen said at a NATO foreign ministers meeting on the crisis in Ukraine, adding however that "diplomatic lines of communication" remained open in the NATO-Russia Council.

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