Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law on Russia's withdrawal from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, which it suspended in 2007.
"To denounce the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, signed in the city of Paris on November 19, 1990," reads the document published on the official legal information portal of the Russian Federation.
The withdrawal from the treaty was approved by the Russian parliament last week.
The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe was signed on November 19, 1990 in Paris by 16 NATO states (Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the USA, Turkey and France ) ) and six states of the Warsaw Pact (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, USSR and Czechoslovakia) and entered into force on November 9, 1992.
The agreement set quotas on the amount of military equipment that signatory countries could have, including tanks, artillery, helicopters and airplanes.
Russia's participation in the treaty was terminated in July 2007 by a decree of President Vladimir Putin, and on November 29, 2007, the corresponding law was adopted.