Medvedev signs wartime supplies agreement with Belarus

MOSCOW, February 9 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the federal law on ratification of the agreement between the government of Russia and Belarus on mutual supplies of military, civil and dual-purpose goods in wartime.

The document was approved by the State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament on January 26, 2011, and by the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament) on February 2, 2011, the Kremlin press office reminded on Wednesday.

The federal law ratifies the wartime supplies agreement between the two countries signed in Moscow on December 10, 2009. It is aimed at strengthening Russian-Belarusian relations by creating legal groundwork and mechanism of bilateral economic and military-technical cooperation between the signatories to the agreement in the period of mounting aggression and in wartime.

In the designated period, the states - signatories to the agreement - pledge to ensure mutual supplies of products in accordance with the plans of mutual supplies of products for government needs of Russia and Belarus within the framework of the mobilization plans of their economies.

In accordance with sub-item "g", item 1, article 15 of the federal law on international treaties of the Russian federation, the agreement with Belarus requires ratification, as it is related to the country's defence capability.

The implementation of the agreement does not require additional federal budget expenditure.


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