"Nato is becoming the battle-ground for competing national positions rather than being the place where things are resolved," – says Nato diplomat. Read the article about NATO FM meeting by Jonathan Marcus, Diplomatic correspondent for BBC News.
" The atmosphere in the run-up to this meeting of Nato foreign ministers was acrimonious. One diplomatic insider likened it to "bureaucratic trench-warfare" with all sides digging in and the gap between national positions seemingly unbridgeable. In the event Nato has reached agreement, both on what its Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Schefferon describes as "a conditional and graduated re-engagement with Russia", and on a mechanism for promoting political and military reforms in Georgia and Ukraine which will help to keep them on track towards eventual Nato membership. The argument on Georgia and Ukraine was about means rather than ends," – Jonathan Marcus reports.