Russian leader Vladimir Putin is working to resurrect the Soviet Union. He has bullied former Soviet Block nations like Poland and Ukraine. He has invaded Georgia. Today, we have another clear sign Russia is setting itself up in opposition to the rest of the world. Shortly after Poland and the US signed a missile defense agreement earlier today, Norway announced that Russia is pulling out of NATO. This is not good news for world stability and security. From the AP via Fox News:
Russia has informed Norway that it plans to cut all military ties with NATO, Norway’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
The Nordic country’s embassy in Moscow received a telephone call from “a well-placed official in the Russian Ministry of Defense,” who said Moscow plans “to freeze all military cooperation with NATO and allied countries,” State Secretary Espen Barth Eide at the Norwegian ministry said.