Russia’s actions effectively ended the 1997 cooperation agreement with NATO.
Source: Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock
“The Russian government has made it clear that the NATO-Russia Founding Act is no longer worth anything to it. So we now have to acknowledge that this basic act was also unilaterally terminated by Russia, not by NATO.”
The agreement of 1997 was designed to build trust and limit the force presence of both sides in Eastern Europe.
“NATO suspended practical cooperation with Russia in 2014 following Moscow’s seizure of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. Russia suspended its mission to NATO and closed the alliance’s office in Moscow in October 2021 in response to expulsions of Russian diplomats.”