Vladimir Putin hawkish against NATO in final(?) state-of-nation address
Posted Thursday 26 April 2007on:
Putin said he was suspending Russia’s commitments under the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty. Kremlin aides stressed that freezing the arms treaty was not a direct response to U.S. plans to station part of its missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. Many of his new spending programs were seen as having a very distinctly Soviet flavor.