Contents tagged with 9M729

  • Putin vows to develop new medium-range missiles

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will start creating new medium-range weapons because the United States already has them, reports Interfax news agency.

    "I sent a corresponding appeal to the leaders of many countries of the world, that we are not going to deploy medium-range missile systems if we have them. And now, of course, we will work on their development, because the Americans already have them," said Putin, speaking at the Council of the heads the CIS countries (former …

  • Russia conducts Topol-M ballistic missile launch

    Russia carried out a combat training launch of the intercontinental Topol-M ballistic missile. The purpose of the missile launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome was to confirm the flight performance of the missile system, reported the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the Ministry, "the combat unit arrived at the specified landing point on the Kamchatka Peninsula."

    Washington and NATO believe that the Russian Federation violated the INF Treaty with the 9M729 missile, capable of hitting …

  • NATO rejects Russia’s proposed moratorium on intermediate and short range missiles

    NATO has rejected Russia’s proposal that a moratorium be put on the deployment of intermediate and short-ranged missiles, because Moscow’s initiative is “untrustworthy”, Alliance spokesperson Oana Lungescu told Deutsche Welle.

    She pointed out that Russia has already deployed SSC-8 missiles (9M729 in Russian classification) in its own territory.

    “Before negotiations, they need to destroy these missiles in a verifiable way,” the NATO representative emphasized.

    Kommersant reported previously …

  • Russia: US must destroy MK-41 launchers and attack drones to save INF Treaty

    Russia demands that the US meet a number of conditions before the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty can be reinstated, Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday, 7 February, as reported by Interfax.

    “The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation has advised America to take the necessary measures to return to strict compliance with the treaty during the period before the INF Treaty expires,” he said.

    According to Konashenkov, Russia has advised the …

  • Germany advises Russia to take controversial 9M729 missiles beyond Ural Mountains

    If Russia were to relocate its new 9M729 missiles to the Asian side of the Ural Mountains so that they cannot reach Europe, it could possibly preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, suggested German parliamentarians Roderich Kiesewetter (CDU) and Rolf Mützenich (SPD), the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.

    The German newspaper notes that Kiesewetter and Mützenich voiced their suggestions independently of each other. The MPs believe that such a solution should be …

  • NATO accuses Russia of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    To this day, Russia has not presented convincing information on its new 9M729 missile system, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the meeting of NATO defense ministers scheduled for October 3-4.

    The most plausible theory at the moment is that Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, he commented. The NATO Secretary-General urged Moscow to respond promptly to allay these fears.

    When asked how NATO intends to react to Russia’s violation, …