Uncle Putin continues his march forward into the past. Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended his country's participation in a European arms control treaty dealing with the deployment of conventional forces.
The Kremlin announced Saturday that Mr. Putin signed a decree suspending Russia's participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty.
The original treaty was signed in 1990 and was updated in 1999. The CFE limits the number of troops and weapons that NATO and the now-defunct Warsaw Pact can deploy across Europe. Russia has complained that the treaty limits the movement of Russian troops in their own territory. Unfortunately for Europe, Pootie seems to see their territory as including Poland, the Czech Republic and other parts of the Old Empire.