Odessa Military District
Ukraine contained the Soviet military districts of Kiev, Carpathia, and Odessa, but only Odessa was included in the flank zone. The Odessa Military District also contained Moldova.
The system of zones established by Article IV of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) can best be envisioned as four different sized zones nested within one another so that the smallest zone is subsumed and overlapped by the next largest zone and so on until the smaller three zones are subsumed and overlapped by the largest zone. A description of, and the special numerical limitations for, the flank area are set forth in Article V of the Treaty. The purpose of the nested system of zones is to prevent destabilizing force concentrations within the area of application. The northern part of the flank zone consists of Iceland and Norway for the Group of 16, and the Leningrad Military District (in the Soviet Union) for the Group of 6. The southern part of the flank zone consists of Greece and Turkey for the Group of 16, and Romania, Bulgaria, and the Odessa, Transcaucasus. and Northern Caucasus Military Districts (in the Soviet Union) for the Group of 6.
Designated permanent storage sites may also be located in the Odessa Military District and the southern part of the Leningrad Military District. Both of these Soviet military districts lie in the flank region. The exception provides that, in the Odessa Military District, no more than 400 battle tanks and no more than 500 pieces of artillery may be stored in such designated permanent storage sites. Armored combat vehicles may not be stored in designated permanent storage sites within the Odessa Military District.
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