Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Russia has suspended the implementation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
MOSCOW, November 19 (Sputnik) — Russia has suspended the implementation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), considering it “dead,” and will not return to it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
“We have stopped the implementation [of the CFE Treaty], and it is ‘dead’ for us, and we are not returning to it,” Lavrov said during a government meeting in the lower house of parliament.
“The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe does not work for us. After the Warsaw Pact had been dissolved and the old [version of the] Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe had been adapted to the situation when there was no Warsaw Pact anymore, we ratified it in its adapted version, while NATO refused to do it. We waited for several years, as you know, and said, ‘Sorry, then.’ We…
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