Russia suspends arms treaty

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Alsacien, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Not a return to the Cold War, but relations are certainly getting chilly...

    "the Duma, unanimously agreed to temporarily abandon the 1990 Conventional Forces in Europe treaty (CFE).
    The Duma approved the bill in the 418-0 vote."
  2. 418 to nil shows quite a strength of feeling in the Duma (or coercion!), I wonder how the Poles have taken this?
  3. 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.
  4. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    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.

    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?
  7. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Nowhere to put people anyway - most of the old barracks and infrastructure have gone....
    Guess Poland would be suggested...
  8. "Active Edge" anyone?