Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Agayeva / Azerbaijan does not see any danger for its security from Russia, which ceased the efficiency of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). "We do not see any danger and Azerbaijan has close relations with Russia," Khazar Ibrahim, Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, said on 8 November. He was commenting on Azerbaijan's position on Russia last decision.
On 7 November the State Duma of Russia adopted a law on injecting a moratorium on Russia's participation in the CFE Treaty. The law becomes effective at early hors of 13 December, within 150 days of delivering Russia's message to depositories and member-states of the CFE Treaty.
On 13 July Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree to suspend the CFE treaty and international agreements related to it in connection with exclusive circumstances regarding the maintenance of the CFE Treaty and Russia's security and requiring urgent measures.
"We are attentively observing over the situation. Azerbaijan has questions on this mechanism of control over armaments, particularly, planned agreements," Ibrahim said.
Azerbaijan cannot be indifferent towards the issue, because the CFE is grossly and permanently violated by Armenia, both in the country and in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan. It is based on facts supported by different international organizations, he said.
CFE treaty united 28 countries of Europe, including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, France, and Czech Republic. Officials of the united States and Canada also undersigned the document.