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Statement of the MFA on suspension of participation of Russia in the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty.

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses regrets over Russia´s decision. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not consider this step to be based on ground reasons.(17/7/2007)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses regrets over Russia´s decision. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not consider this step to be based on ground reasons.

The Czech republic and its allies and partners strictly keep the adopted CFE Treaty while Russia has not fulfilled the Istanbul criteria yet.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers the treaty to be an essential cornerstone of European stability. Russian´s suspension may contribute to failure of stability and security in Europe.

Russia confirms losing interest in cooperative approach to solution of international issues by this step. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would welcome return of Russia to a negotiation table.

unofficial translation

17/7/2007

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