Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that he would cut ties with NATO from November.

Moscow announced it would completely suspend activities from its mission to NATO, two weeks after the organization revoked the licenses of eight employees of the Russian mission.

Speaking today (October 18), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia will suspend the operation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) information office in Moscow, and will completely cut off the diplomatic relations with this military alliance since November.

“As a result of NATO’s deliberate moves, we no longer have the right conditions for basic diplomatic activities,” Lavrov said, according to Russian news agency TASS. “In response to NATO’s actions, we will suspend all work from our permanent mission, including work from our military representative.”

The Russian Foreign Minister said that he had informed this to the International Secretariat of NATO, and said that from now on, if NATO member countries face any urgent problems that need Russia’s help, they will The country can only be contacted through the Russian Embassy in Belgium.

Earlier, NATO confirmed earlier this month that it had revoked the licenses of eight employees of the Russian mission at this organization, as well as reduced the number of employees of the Russian mission working at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels. only 10 people left.

Following NATO’s decision, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that Moscow would take retaliatory measures.

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