Moscow: Russian military won't be forced out from the Caucasus
Any attempt to oust the military presence of Russia from the Caucasus and Transnistria are doomed to failure, the director of the Department of Security and Disarmament of Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov believes, the Interfax reported.
"I am convinced that the main trouble of the CFE Treaty, which has led it to crash, is connected with persistent desire of a number of countries to link the pan-European regime for conventional arms control with the settlement of local conflicts in the Caucasus and Transnistria in the hope of displacing the legitimate Russian military presence", Ulyanov said.
"These attempts were doomed to failure, which is confirmed by the developments. But they may be revived", Ulyanov noted.
"In this case, the probability of developing a new regime will tend to zero. I would hope that our partners have learned from the past and won't "trigger a backflash", the director of the department stressed.