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On December 21, the UN General Assembly did not approve the Russian resolution aimed at preserving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). 43 states voted for the adoption of the document, 46 were against, and 78 countries did not take part in the voting.
On Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the withdrawal of the United States from the INF treaty can lead to a new arms race and direct confrontation in different parts of the world.
“The results of voting in …
During the Big Game program on Channel One, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke about the possible consequences of the withdrawal of the United States from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF).
“The thing is that the withdrawal from the INF Treaty may potentially entail the deployment of short-and medium-range missiles in Europe, as was during the Cold War. The deployment of those missiles there and the possibility of them being aimed at Russia …
The international arms deterrence system is on the verge of collapse, and this will lead the world to the “danger line” of a nuclear catastrophe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an annual press conference on Thursday.
In 2002, the US withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which had previously restricted the production of defense systems against nuclear missiles.
In response, Moscow “has been forced to respond by creating new weaponry systems” capable of bypassing the anti- …
The Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg stated in an interview with Postimees that the Alliance is giving Russia one last chance to start implementing the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty or INF.
“We have given Russia one last opportunity to start to implement the treaty… within 60 days. If they do not do this, the USA will withdraw from the treaty, as they clearly stated,” the Secretary General said. He noted that if that happens, …
The elimination of weapons prohibited within the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) had been completed in 2000, said the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in the interview with Kommersant.
According to Ryabkov, the United States tried to get rid of certain restrictions of the treaty that they deemed unfavorable for them, and that Russia believes that Washington intends to withdraw from the INF Treaty at any cost. When asked, why Moscow did not simply demonstrate the 9 …
“The Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) is of great importance for ensuring security in Europe, and the German government welcomes the fact that the United States once again gives a chance to preserve it," stated the deputy head of the Press and Information Office of Germany, Ulrike Demmer, at the press conference on the December 5.
Berlin also believes that the continuation of the Treaty now depends solely on Russia. The spokeswomen of the German Ministry of …
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will build missiles banned under the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles if the United States leaves the arms control agreement and start producing such weapons, the Kremlin stated.
“The arguments are quite clear. Russia and the United States are the only countries that do not produce such weapons. This is true, indeed. Many countries – probably about a dozen of them – produce such weapons. Russia and the …
Russia will certainly respond to the US’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, if such a step is ultimately taken, Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Wednesday.
According to him, any European countries which agree to host American missile launchers will inevitably become the targets of a Russian response strike.
“As military professionals, you must understand that it is not the US, but the countries that have American systems with …
The United States will suspend its obligations under the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles Treaty if the Russian Federation does not return to full compliance with the agreement within sixty days. In response to this, the Russian authorities stated that Russia did not violate the INF Treaty conditions, reports Interfax.
The head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Vladimir Shamanov, said that Russia would not respond to the "allegations made by the United States."
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the United States withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), promising that this move by Washington will not remain unanswered by Moscow, TASS reports.
“Today I propose to discuss our steps related to the possible United States withdrawal from the medium and shorter missiles treaty. The United States decision to withdraw from this treaty, of course, cannot remain and will not remain unanswered on our part,” said Putin.