Russia’s foreign minister announced on October 18 that his country would be suspending its mission to NATO.
The move comes in response to NATO’s expulsion of eight members of Russia’s mission to the military alliance.
NATO claims the eight disgraced Russians were secretly working as intelligence officers and halved the size of Moscow’s team able to work at the headquarters.
NATO has suspended practical cooperation with Russia since 2014, but has kept channels open for high-meetings.
The Russian mission is based south of the Belgian capital, Brussels.
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