Russian foreign Ministry: the US and NATO countries have seriously discredited the role of the Vienna document 2011


MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. USA, regularly accusing Russia of “selective execution” and “lack of transparency” of the Vienna document 2011 (VD 2011), have seriously discredited its role as a tool for objective control of the military activities of States parties of the OSCE. The comments were made by the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the publication of another U.S. state Department report on compliance by States of agreements in the field of arms control and non-proliferation.

In accordance with the provisions of the Vienna document 2011, each state member of the OSCE has the right to carry out inspections in the territory of any other state party. The inspecting state may also invite other participating States to take part in the inspection.