Russia suspends arms treaty

#2
418 to nil shows quite a strength of feeling in the Duma (or coercion!), I wonder how the Poles have taken this?
 
#3
Bat_Crab said:
418 to nil shows quite a strength of feeling in the Duma (or coercion!), I wonder how the Poles have taken this?
The CFE was one of the most significant arms control agreements of the Cold War years.

It set strict limits on the number of conventional weapons - battle tanks, combat aircraft, heavy artillery - that the members of the Warsaw Pact and Nato could deploy in European territory stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Urals.

In the wake of the collapse of communism, the treaty was revised in 1999, in part to address Russian concerns.

Russia ratified the 1999 revised version, but Nato has not done so.

Nato states are first demanding the withdrawal of Russian forces from Georgia and Moldova, but Moscow says the issues are not linked.
If one side has ratified and follow the treaty while another side doesn't follow and even doesn't plan to ratify it then it is a common sense to freeze the treaty as senseless.

There are 450 MPs in the Duma (mainly they belong to United Russia faction, to communists, nationalists, partiots and so on). Among MPs there are few so called 'independent' MPs. Maybe they haven't take part in the voting.
 

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#4
KGB_resident said:
Bat_Crab said:
418 to nil shows quite a strength of feeling in the Duma (or coercion!), I wonder how the Poles have taken this?
The CFE was one of the most significant arms control agreements of the Cold War years.

It set strict limits on the number of conventional weapons - battle tanks, combat aircraft, heavy artillery - that the members of the Warsaw Pact and Nato could deploy in European territory stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Urals.

In the wake of the collapse of communism, the treaty was revised in 1999, in part to address Russian concerns.

Russia ratified the 1999 revised version, but Nato has not done so.

Nato states are first demanding the withdrawal of Russian forces from Georgia and Moldova, but Moscow says the issues are not linked.
If one side has ratified and follow the treaty while another side doesn't follow and even doesn't plan to ratify it then it is a common sense to freeze the treaty as senseless.

There are 450 MPs in the Duma (mainly they belong to United Russia faction, to communists, nationalists, partiots and so on). Among MPs there are few so called 'independent' MPs. Maybe they haven't take part in the voting.
But does that not mean that the 1990 version currently applies? Either way is the Duma not now saying nothing applies?
 
#5
I would imagine that when the revised 1999 version was adopted, the 1990 version was automatically cancelled.

Russia ratified the 1999 revised version, but Nato has not done so.

Nato states are first demanding the withdrawal of Russian forces from Georgia and Moldova, but Moscow says the issues are not linked.
Withdrawal of Russian forces would bring chaos in these 2 countries, and probably another civil war in Moldova.
 
#6
On a related note, if the chill between east and west becomes a freeze then how do you imagine Broon and co. will cope if it meant having to garrison Germany again?
 

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#7
Cable_Ties said:
On a related note, if the chill between east and west becomes a freeze then how do you imagine Broon and co. will cope if it meant having to garrison Germany again?
Nowhere to put people anyway - most of the old barracks and infrastructure have gone....
Guess Poland would be suggested...
 
#8
"Active Edge" anyone?
 

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