Publish dateWednesday 8 November 2023 - 10:18
Story Code : 279999
Russia has officially withdrawn from a key post-Cold War security treaty
Russia officially withdrew today (Tuesday, November 7) from a key post-Cold War security treaty designed to ease potential East-West tensions.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - International Service: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia announced in a statement on its website: At 12 o'clock on November 7, 2023, the process of Russia's withdrawal from the CFE (Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe) was completed. Therefore, this international legal document, whose validity was suspended by our country in 2007, has finally joined history for us.
The 1990 treaty, negotiated and concluded at the end of the Cold War and signed a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, set limits on the deployment of military equipment to maintain the military balance between NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries at the time.
Russia suspended its participation in the treaty in 2007 and ceased active participation in 2015.
According to Isna, in May 2023, right at the time of the war in Ukraine that Russia launched in February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree condemning the treaty and raised the voice of NATO's protest, which led to "Weakening the security of the Euro-Atlantic".
"The CFA Treaty was concluded at the end of the Cold War, when the formation of a new architecture of global and European security based on cooperation seemed possible and appropriate efforts were made," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry added that US actions to expand NATO led to "clear circumvention" of the group's restrictions by NATO member states, "therefore, the CFA Treaty in its original form lost touch with reality."
It should be noted that after the tension in Ukraine and Russia's military invasion of this country, relations between Russia and Western countries have become extremely tense.
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