NATO spokesman James Appathurai said the signing of the pacts contravened the peace deals brokered by the EU after Russia's brief war with Georgia last August....NATO also got around to dealing a little pay-back for the Estonian Spy Scandal back in February...
"This is in clear contravention of the 12th August and 8th September agreements negotiated by the European Union and is not in the interests of long-term peace and security in the South Caucasus region," Appathurai told reporters.
"Two Russian diplomats have been told they are not welcome here," the diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The pair were attached to the mission Russia has at NATO headquarters although it is not a member of the alliance.Sadly, Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's Ambassador to the Atlantic Alliance, was not on the DLTDHYITAOTWO list ("Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out"). Ah well, hope springs eternal.
The diplomat said they were expelled over the case of Herman Simm, an Estonian jailed for more than 12 years for treason in February for handing more than 2,000 pages of information to handlers in Russia's SVR Foreign Intelligence Service.