MOSCOW, November 27. In the absence of clarity on the regime of conventional arms control in Europe, to speak seriously about modernization of confidence-building measures and arrangements cannot. This was stated on Friday at the Russian foreign Ministry, commenting on the proposals put forward in the article by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the reform of the regime of confidence-building measures and security building measures (CSBMs) on the Vienna document (VD) in 2011.
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“In the absence of clarity regarding the fate of the regime of conventional arms control in Europe (KOBE), when the former Treaty on conventional armed forces in Europe (CFE) has virtually ceased to exist, and nothing new to replace him there is not expected seriously to be engaged in deep modernization of the VD 2011 is simply impossible,” – said in Russian depodesta.
As noted in the Russian foreign Ministry, Moscow was forced to introduce a moratorium on the implementation of the CFE Treaty under pressure from the ongoing NATO action, and since then the Alliance showed no willingness to return to the discussion of modes of control over conventional armed forces in Europe. The same initiative Stoltenberg regarding the Vienna document ignore the relationship between the regime on conventional arms control and confidence-building. In this context, continued in depodesta, they could “be perceived as a signal that KOBE, designed to carry the main burden in ensuring security and trust in Europe, “buried” once and for all”. “The question arises: isn’t this making NATO and its Secretary General, speaking with such assessments and proposals?”, – said the Russian foreign Ministry.
In this context, continued in depodesta, they could “be perceived as a signal that KOBE, designed to carry the main burden in ensuring security and trust in Europe, “buried” once and for all”. “The question arises: isn’t this making NATO and its Secretary General, speaking with such assessments and proposals?” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.
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At the same time, NATO’s actions, including the adopted rate at the containment of Russia and further change the balance of power in Europe in their favor, have the most negative impact on the arms control regime and confidence-building measures and security. “And this activity is such an impressive scale that arises is all the more reason to question its compliance with the obligations under the Founding act Russia-NATO concerning the deployment of substantial combat forces,” he continued in the Ministry.
“Promoted by the NATO proposals on this account, as shown by their analysis, are just another attempt to impose Russia’s imbalanced, unilateral solutions aimed mainly at improving the transparency of the Russian armed forces”, – emphasized in the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
The Russian foreign Ministry reminded that the first indicated the need of a profound renewal of the “rulebook” of European security is Russia, proposing to conclude a European security Treaty and to develop a qualitatively new mode of KOBE, which takes into account modern realities. But in response Alliance response to ideas presented, deferring the development of COBH and modernization of the principles of security in Europe indefinitely. “To make the situation different – it means intentionally to misrepresent the facts,” he said in depodesta.