Russia decided to suspend its NATO mission in response to NATO expelling eight members of the Russian mission. NATO claimed that these eight  members they expelled were actually undeclared intelligence officers. The Russian foreign minister said that NATO could talk with Russia though its embassy in Brussels. Russia also accursed NATO of taking provocative activity territory  near its borders. NATO said that it is committed to reinforce the security of member states that are near Russia.

The actions taken by Russia will damage Russia’s relationship with the members of NATO such as America. A benefit to Russia for taking these actions is that it is responding to the actions of NATO instead of just letting NATO do what it wants. This could cause NATO to try and tread more lightly in the future when it comes to dealing with Russia.