NATO and Russia will agree on a blueprint for cooperation on missile defence in June, Russia’s ambassador to the Western military alliance,Dmitry Rogozin, said on 18 April. At a summit in Lisbon in November, the two sides pledges to work together on the issue by developing a comprehensive Joint Analysis of the future framework for missile defense cooperation.
Rogozin told reporters the document will be ready before the next round of regular talks between NATO and Russian defense ministers in Brussels on June 9. Rogozin, who is also Moscow’s chief negotiator on missile defense, said Russia was looking for legally-binding guarantees, about its full involvement in planning for the system and over its non- targeting of Russian territory, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) reported. Russia had strongly objected to an initial plan by the United States to install missile interceptors in Poland and radar systems in the Czech Republic, interpreting it as a hostile move.