CHANGES TO SECTION I OF THE NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL
The Government of the United States of America, The Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of Ukraine,
In accordance with the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July31, 1991, hereinafter referred To as the Treaty,
To improve the viability and effectiveness of the Protocol on Notifications Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Notification Protocol,
Have agreed as follows:
The third sentence of paragraph 2 of Section I of the Notification Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:
"Such notification shall include, for each Party, all its data for each category of data contained in the Memorandum of Understanding, except that, if the data for Annex D, E, F, G, H, or I have not changed during such six-month period, a statement that no change has occurred in such annex since the previous six-month update notification may be substituted for the data for that annex;"
This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signature, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE at Geneva on October 30, 1996, in five copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE: