Official Baku Highlights Violation of Terms of Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr . Trend K.Ramaznova / " Azerbaijan considers that the terms of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (TCAFE) are being violated. Armaments are illegally being maintained in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and from this point of view, the terms of the Treaty are being violated," said Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov .
The Treaty was signed on 19 December 1990 in Paris by 16 NATO member-countries and six Warsaw Pact countries. The document establishes limits on conventional military equipment between the Warsaw Pact and NATO countries.
According to Mammadyarov , if armaments are illegally maintained in occupied Azerbaijani territories and if the international organizations do not believe it, it means that there are problems in the TCAFE.
In November 1999 adapted variant of the Treaty was signed at the OSCE in Europe, which established comprehensive limits on key categories of conventional military equipment in Europe. The adapted variant was ratified by only four countries - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine and thus, did not come into force.