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NATO condemns Russia's withdrawal from conventional armed forces treaty

10.06.2023 01:00
NATO has condemned Russia's decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). 
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"NATO Allies condemn Russia’s decision to withdraw from the landmark Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), a cornerstone of Europe’s security architecture," the Western military alliance said in a statement on Friday.

"Russia’s decision to withdraw from the CFE Treaty is the latest in a series of actions that systematically undermines Euro-Atlantic security," it added.

'Moscow’s continued disregard for arms control'

"Russia’s decision further demonstrates Moscow’s continued disregard for arms control," the statement also said.

Russia said last month that the treaty was contrary to its security interests, the Reuters news agency reported.

Moscow announced in 2015 that it was completely halting its participation in the treaty, according to Reuters.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, launching the largest military campaign in Europe since World War II.

Saturday is day 492 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Source: IAR, PAP, Reuters, nato.int