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RUSSIA TO ENTER NATO AGREEMENT

RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti political commentator Yury Filippov)

MOSCOW, March 9 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a resolution to join the agreement between NATO member-states and other participants in the Partnership for Peace Program.

According to the presidential press service, the agreement is a multi-lateral, legal document regulating one country's military legal status, civil personnel and their family members, deployed on the territory of another country upon that country's consent.

The document remains in force, provided there is a separate agreement between the corresponding countries regarding the deployment and reception of these forces. There are 38 signatory states party to the agreement.

Additional protocol provides for participating states to refuse to enforce death sentences against military and civilian personnel and members of their families. The protocol has been signed by 35 states.



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