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NATO says it is suspending "all practical civilian and military cooperation" with Russia in response to Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, Reuters reported.
 
The decision was made by NATO foreign ministers gathered at a meeting in Brussels on April 1. It was the first NATO meeting since Russia's annexation of Crimea last month.
 
The ministers, however, said political dialogue with Moscow will continue within the NATO-Russia Council.
 
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters that he also expects NATO to continue at least some cooperation with Russia on antinarcotics initiatives and the situation in Afghanistan.

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