Commission disappointed by Putin’s move on weapons pact

Commission disappointed by Putin’s move on weapons pact


Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement last week that Russia would suspend a key European arms control treaty was a “disappointing signal,” European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said April 27 in New York. Putin the day before said he wanted a moratorium on the 1990 pact as NATO members had failed to ratify an updated version agreed in 1999. He also linked his decision to the US plan to deploy elements of a new missile defence system in Poland and the Czech Republic, which th...


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