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The agreement on the principles and procedure for agreement performance on regular armed forces in Europe

of May 15, 1992

The Azerbaijan Republic, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Republic Georgia as the states - the legal successors of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and the related documents who further are referred to as with Contracting Parties

confirming the commitment to the purposes and tasks of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe,

considering the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe of November 19, 1990 which further is referred to as with the Agreement as one of basic elements of the base of new security system in Europe

aiming at consecutive accomplishment of all obligations following from the Agreement and the related documents

in view of interests of safety of all Contracting Parties,

agreed as follows.

Article 1

1. Each Finishing speaking Party completely performs the rights and fulfills the obligations provided in the Agreement and the related documents if other is not provided in Item 2 of this Article.

2. The Russian Federation performs the rights and fulfills agreement obligations and to the related documents concerning troops, and also conventional arms and the equipment placed in the territories of the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Poland, the Federal Republic of Germany of the Republic of Estonia and subjects to conclusion to the territory of the Russian Federation.

In case of their conclusion to the territory of other Contracting Party implementation of the rights and accomplishment of obligations under the Agreement is assigned to this Contracting Party.

3. Contracting parties cooperate in implementation of the rights and accomplishment of the obligations following from the Agreement and the related documents.

Article 2

1. Within the obligations following from Agreement provisions for everyone and Contracting Parties are established by the relevant protocols:

a) the maximum levels for availability of conventional arms and the equipment;

b) quantity of tank bridge layers in regular parts;

c) the number of the helicopters Mi-24r and Mi-24k equipped for conducting investigation, adjustment or selection of chemical/biochemical / radiological tests which do not fall under restrictions for shock helicopters.

2. The maximum levels for availability of conventional arms and the equipment determined for everyone the Contracting Party in total do not exceed the limits established for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the Contract and agreement on the maximum levels for availability of conventional arms and the equipment of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, the Hungarian Republic, the Republic of Poland, Romania, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic in connection with the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe of November 3, 1990.

3. The quantities of arms and the equipment listed in subitems "b" and "v" of Item 1 of this Article in total do not exceed the levels and quantities established in the Agreement and the related documents for USSR.

4. After the introduction of the Agreement in force Contracting Parties will coordinate efforts in questions of agreement performance and the related documents, including questions of distribution of the maximum levels for availability of arms and the equipment for each of the Parties with observance of provisions of Items 2 and 3 of this Article, for the purpose of ensuring regional, homeland and collective security in Europe.

Article 3

1. Contracting parties observe provisions of the Statement of the Government of the USSR of June 14, 1991 in relation to the conventional arms and the equipment belonging to the categories limited by the Agreement, and which are in forces of coastal defense, marines and the Strategic Missile Troops.

2. Within the obligations following from the Statement mentioned above for Contracting Parties the relevant Protocol establishes the maximum levels of the conventional arms and the equipment belonging to the categories limited by the Agreement and which are in forces of coastal defense, marines and the Strategic Missile Troops.

Article 4

1. Contracting parties transfer each other by mutual consent and with observance of regulations of reducing and other requirements of the Agreement and the related documents the conventional arms and the equipment which are subject to reducing.

2. For the purpose of the optimum organization of process of reducing the conventional arms and the equipment limited by the Agreement and reduction of expenses on reducings Contracting Parties share places of reducing. The procedure for use of places of reducing, and also the reduced arms and the equipment are determined by Contracting Parties on the basis of the relevant agreements.

Article 5

1. Contracting parties as required cooperate in the questions of preparation and information transfer and notifications provided in the Agreement and the related documents during its temporary application and after its entry into force.

2. Contracting parties confirm that information on regular armed forces provided at the time of agreement signature by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, including specifications and pictures of conventional arms and the equipment, remains in force.

3. Contracting parties at the same time with delivery of the Agreement of instruments of ratification to Depositary transfer to all to other State Parties of the notification which are provided to the introduction of the Agreement in force, and also confirm earlier provided information necessary for a start to implementation of the Agreement.

Article 6

1. Contracting parties confirm that during the first 120 days after entry into force of the Agreement their total passive quota of inspections will not be less passive quota of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, determined for it taking into account data on quantity of the objects of control notified according to the Protocol on cancellation by information in case of agreement signature.

2. Contracting parties cooperate when implementing inspection activities. They also cooperate in forming of multinational inspection teams for conducting inspections in the territories of the State Parties of the Agreement which are not Contracting Parties.

Article 7

According to the offer of any of Contracting Parties the Depositary of this agreement convokes consultations of all Contracting Parties for discussion of the questions connected with accomplishment of this agreement. Such consultations will take place not later than in 15 days after the direction of the notification on all this to Contracting Parties.

Article 8

1. In case of exit of the Contracting Party from the Agreement it stops to be the participant of this agreement.

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