Lavrov warns against putting Ukraine, Georgia on track to NATO membership

The Interfax news agency quotes Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying that putting Ukraine and Georgia on a track to NATO membership will badly hurt U.S.-Russian relations. It quotes Lavrov as saying on a trip to Israel on Thursday that the alliance's decision to give the two former Soviet Republics a "membership action plan" at the April 2-4 alliance summit in Bucharest, Romania, would have the "gravest consequences" for US-Russian relations.