United States To Stop Providing Russia Data On Europe Forces

The United States says it will stop carrying out some obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty with regard to Russia.

In a statement issued on November 22, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Washington will stop providing data to Moscow on non-nuclear military forces in Europe.

She said the decision was made because arms control negotiations with Russia have dragged on too long.

Russia suspended its observance of the CFE in 2007, while the United States and its allies continued to meet the treaty’s obligations by providing Russia with data on their forces.

The Associated Press news agency reported that European allies are also expected to stop sharing data with Russia.

compiled from agency reports

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