The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin initiated the process of annulment of the Convention on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.

According to a decree signed by Putin, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will lead the process of Russia’s dissolution of the FSA.

According to the decree, Ryabkov, as Putin’s spokesman in the dissolution of AKKA, will consult on the assessment processes in the Duma and the Federation Council, the lower house of the Russian parliament.


The Convention on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (ECHA), signed in Paris in 1990 and entered into force in July 1992, reduced the number of categories of conventional weapons, including armored combat vehicles, nuclear weapons, battle tanks, combat aircraft, artillery and strike helicopters, mutual exchange of information and for each category. It also includes restrictions that will be binding on countries that are parties to the agreement.

In 2015, Russia decided to terminate its participation in AKKA.

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