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Russia Quits Post-Cold War Arms Treaty With Europe

Russia on Tuesday ended one of its last modes of participation on the 1990 security treaty with Europe.

Russia said on Tuesday that it was halting its participation in a consulting group on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, ending one of its last modes of participation on the 1990 security treaty.

"The Russian Federation has taken the decision to halt its participation in meetings of the (consulting group) from March 11, 2015. Therefore, Russia is ending its actions in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, announced in 2007, completely," a statement from the Foreign Ministry said.

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