Concentric zones: the CFE contract consists of four concentric zones that fire the use of tanks, ACV and artillery radiating from central Europe (a bit like a firing target). The most intimate area, with the smallest limit values, covers Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, while the fourth and largest area covers the entire territory under contract. (There are no zone restrictions for combat aircraft and combat helicopters.) The third treaty review conference was held in Vienna from 30 May to 2 June 2006. Russia has submitted a plan to bring the revised treaty into force by the end of 2007. However, the proposal was rejected by NATO members, who insisted that Russia stop its military operations in Georgia and Moldova before the ratification of the adjustment agreement by all states. Due to the lack of consensus on this issue, the conference ended without agreement on a final document. In September, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdioukov stressed the importance of replacing the existing treaty with a new contemporary treaty. It was also mentioned that Russia will continue its moratorium until several issues are dealt with with NATO member states. Topics include compensating for the additional potential that NATO has acquired as a result of NATO enlargement, setting parameters to stem the deployment of troops in foreign territories, and resolving the restrictions outlined for Russian territory. Russia is also calling for the participation of new NATO members, including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia. From 1992 to 2008, CFE states reduced more than 52,000 conventional weapons under the treaty.
Many countries have reduced their stocks more than necessary – with more than 17,955 voluntary reductions or transformations below treaty limits. States conducted some 6,000 CFE inspections up to 2008.  At that time, German reunification was under way, which would lead to the treaty on the final settlement with respect for Germany. The contract was linked to the CFE contract by establishing that certain military limits imposed on Germany were to come into force with the conclusion of the CFE contract.  After the treaty came into force, a four-month basic inspection period began. 25% of the destruction was to be completed by the end of the year, 60% at the end of two years, and all the destruction of the contract was completed at the end of three years. On 30 July, the NATO-Russia Council held a meeting to discuss arms control and international security. The two sides also discussed the CFE treaty, to which Moscow still has no intention of joining. On 24 April, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov announced at the roundtable “Next Steps in Nuclear Disarmament. Where do we go from here? He said that the CFE treaty, because it was based on the principles of the Cold War, was outdated.
“At least Russia will never come back to them. We need a new approach to address conventional arms control issues. The treaty contains unprecedented provisions for detailed information exchange, on-site inspections, challenge inspections and on-site destruction monitoring.  The parties have been granted an absolute right to monitor the extermination process. Satellite surveillance was used to verify the placement and progress in the destruction of large military equipment such as vehicles and tanks.  If it were to enter into force, the main characteristics of the adapted treaty were that the treaty still limited the proportion of armaments that could be held by a country in Europe to about one third of the total for all European countries – the “ce” rule. On 31 May 1996, the treaty was amended by the so-called flank agreement, which eases restrictions on Russia and Ukraine in the region of the flank defined in Article V, the first paragraph, point A, of the treaty.  Prior to the Security and Cooperation Organization summit in Istanbul in November 1999, NATO members saw three issues of respect