"A basic principle of the CFE (Conventional Forces Europe) Treaty is the right of sovereign states to decide whether to allow the stationing of foreign forces on their territory,” Burns declared. “Moldova and Georgia have made their choice. The forces should depart and all OSCE member-states should respect that choice."
Burns said that there had been some progress this year on Russia withdrawing its troops from Georgia. But, he said, there had been no progress on Moldova since 2003.