Russia pulls out of military treaty; RUSSIA INTERNATIONAL.
The move, threatened for months, is likely to strain relations with the West, already tense over US plans to build a missile shield in eastern Europe and other issues.
President Vladimir Putin signed a decree freezing Russia's participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty, citing "extraordinary circumstances ... which affect the security of the Russian Federation and require immediate measures", the Kremlin said in a statement.
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Jul 16, 2007|
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