Russian troops cut up weaponry

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The Independent Online
WUNSDORF, GERMANY (AP) - With Nato soldiers watching, Russian troops yesterday began destroying more than 2,000 armoured vehicles in eastern Germany to comply with the treaty reducing non-nuclear arms in Europe. Germany began slicing up heavy weaponry last Monday under the terms of the treaty on conventional armed forces in Europe. The treaty requires Nato and the former Warsaw Pact countries to cut almost 40,000 tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery pieces and warplanes.