Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Kislyak told now that this decision was due to the eastward expansion of NATO, and the fact that, according to our homeland, the Alliance has violated the contract.
According to Sergei Kislyak, Russian Federation president’s decision is a logical and justified step in the context of the current situation around the Contract on everyday Armed Forces in Europe.
Kislyak: "This contract today as hopelessly outdated. Signed in 1990, it regulates the relationship between the military and political alliances, NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Now there is no Soviet Union or the Warsaw Pact and NATO continues to expand, going beyond the limits specified in the contract . Part of the new NATO states contractual restrictions do not shrouded. "
The contract was signed, did, but not ratified
Russian President Vladimir Putin in April in This year warned Our homeland that could withdraw from the contract. He offered to stop the implementation of the provisions of the contract until such time as all countries Europe, including those that belong to NATO not to ratify the agreement on its adaptation, signed in 1999.
NATO claims that its failure was due to the fact that she refused to do Our homeland with its obligations in accordance with the contract — namely, to withdraw its troops from Moldova and Georgia.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Martin Nezirki for subsequent Radio Liberty:
"In the 56 OSCE member states. Many of them have signed the Contract on everyday Armed Forces in Europe. OSCE’s why stares at least how developments around this contract. Naturally, those countries whose signatures are under contract, give specific estimates of Moscow’s actions . "
NATO spokesman James Apateray expressed disappointment with the decision of, calling it a step backward. By him, NATO considers this contract as a basis for security and stability in Europe.
Russian military analyst Alexander Goltz said for Radio Liberty, nowSchnee solution increment tensions between Russia and NATO.
"This is a very unfriendly act. The irony is that the contract is not ratified fitted, but all NATO countries are doing it, no one is superior to their own limits."
Alexander Goltz, but does not expect that the termination of the contract in the role will lead to build Russian weapons at the borders, as in the Kaliningrad region and the south. More likely that countries belonging to the contract will be denied inspections Russian armed forces, says military analyst Alexander Goltz.
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