Russian envoy: CFE should include navies
Jan 25,2008 00:00 by UPI

MOSCOW - A new Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty should include naval vessels as well as ground forces, the Russian ambassador to NATO said Thursday.

Dmitry Rogozin, speaking at a news conference in Moscow, said that other nations that were signatories to the treaty have much stronger naval forces that Russia does, and the treaty should take that into account.

Rogozin, a nationalist newly appointed as ambassador, called the 1990 treaty "completely outdated" and said many of its limits are Cold War anachronisms.

The treaty is one of the many areas where growing tensions between Russia, the United States and Western European countries are being played out.


© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.