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Russia-NATO logistics cooperation being put on hold - Rogozin

MOSCOW. Aug 26 (Interfax) - Russia is freezing cooperation with NATO in a number of areas, including logistics, Russia's NATO ambassador, Dmitry Rogozin, told a press conference at the Interfax head office.

"The eighth point is suspending Russia-NATO cooperation in the field of logistics," Rogozin said, listing the measures to be undertaken by Russia in limiting cooperation with NATO.

Regarding the other items, Rogozin said they include a freeze on accepting NATO specialists at Russian military schools in 2008.

"Others include limiting undertakings designed to improve interoperability between Russian and NATO forces; scaling down the participation of Russian military representatives at sessions of the Military Council and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council; suspending cooperation between Russia and NATO at the level of contacts between academics and experts in the field of military and related research," he said.

But "Russia is not terminating its involvement in the working bodies of the Russia-NATO Council," Rogozin said.

He said he was referring to working parties on cooperation in airspace, penal reform and cooperation, conventional weapons control, non-proliferation, group of nuclear experts and sea rescue group.