Nato pledges "No Business as usual with Moscow" given current situation in Georgia
An extraordinary NATO foreign ministers meeting on the situation in the Caucasus was held yesterday in Brussels, with Turkey represented by Foreign Minister Ali Babacan. In a joint declaration after the meeting, the foreign ministers of the 26-member alliance warned that NATO's future relations with Moscow would depend on "concrete actions" by Russia. "There can be no business as usual with Russia under the present circumstances," NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told reporters. "The future of our relations will depend on the concrete actions Russia will take to honor the words of President (Dmitry) Medvedev to abide by the six-point peace plan he signed together with the president of Georgia, which is not happening at the moment, which is not happening as we speak."