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Law ratifying Russian-Swedish agreement on transit of military equipment across Russian territory

November 14, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden on Transit of Weapons, Military Equipment, Military Assets and Personnel via Russian Federation Territory in Connection with Participation by Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Sweden in Efforts to Maintain Security, Stabilise and Rehabilitate the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The Agreement was signed in Kiruna (Sweden) on October 11, 2011.

In line with the UN Security Council resolutions, the agreement is intended to lay the legal grounds for the Russian Federation to offer transit via its territory for aircraft transporting weapons, military equipment and military assets, servicemen and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Sweden for the purposes of supporting the international efforts to stabilise and rehabilitate Afghanistan.

The agreement defines the procedure for the specified transit and the jurisdiction of the parties.

In accordance with Article 12 (2) of the agreement, it shall be applied provisionally from the date of its signing, that is, from October 11, 2011.

November 14, 2012