Russia will not wait forever for its partners to join CFE Treaty - Putin

Other News Materials 20 November 2007 14:42 (UTC +04:00)

( Interfax ) - Russia will not "wait forever for our partners to join the adapted the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty and fulfill it," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Russia "will not fulfill anything" under the CFE treaty alone, the president said at a meeting at the Russian Defense Minsitry on Tuesday.

"Some of our partners have not even signed the treaty, not to mention ratifying it. And as it is turning out must we wait for years? We will not wait for years. As soon as they join the adapted CFE Treaty,

and what is more fulfill it, Russia will consider the resumption of its obligations under the treaty," Putin said.