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    Russia hopes for progress in CFE ratification by May 2006 - Foreign Ministry

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    MOSCOW, December 21 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia hoped progress would be achieved in the ratification of the adapted Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) by May 2006.

    "The next conference to review the amended CFE will take place in May, and we expect progress in the ratification by the signatories, namely NATO countries, to have been made by that time," Lavrov said, adding that there were no grounds for delaying the ratification.

    He said only four signatories - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine - had already ratified the amended treaty.

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