Contents tagged with INF Treaty

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Russian missiles are dangerous for Europe

    Russia has been violating the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) for several years, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said in an interview with DW on Wednesday, November 14. Although US President Donald Trump announced that he was planning to quit the treaty, it is just an intention and not yet a decision. According to the Lithuanian politician, it is Donald Trump's tactic to exert pressure on Russia.

    Linas Linkevičius said that …

  • Putin wants to discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the United States

    Russian information agencies reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow wants to restore a full-scale dialogue with the United States on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

    Kremlin also stated that Putin he might be able to meet with Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina. According to Kremlin, the meeting in Argentina is being prepared, and that the time, date, and content are under negotiation.

    On Sunday, October 21, during his speech in front of his supporters …

  • Kremlin: Trump and Putin did not discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in Paris

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not discuss the fate of the  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) treaty while they were in Paris, the press secretary of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov stated on Sunday, Interfax reported.

    Earlier, Russian information agencies reported that Putin stated that Moscow wants to resume the large-scale dialogue with the USA on the fate of the historical missile treaty concluded during the Cold War.

    Information agencies …

  • Russia admits its vulnerability to US nuclear missiles in Europe

    The deployment of American nuclear missiles in Europe, which will become possible once the US withdraws from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, will render Russia’s “Dead Hand” nuclear response system ineffective, said Colonel-General Viktor Yesin, former head of Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops, in an interview with Zvezda, the Russian Defense Ministry’s official press outlet.

    The Dead Hand system, also known as Perimetr in Russia, is operational and has even been …

  • Macron proposes to create EU army

    French President Emmanuel Macron announced that it is necessary to create a "real European army", "taking into account Russia, China and even the United States.", reports DW.

    According to him, without their own army, Europeans will not be able to defend themselves. Russia stands at our borders, and this can be a threat," he added.

    Noting that “peace in Europe is fragile,” the president recalled attacks in cyberspace and repeated attempts to “interfere in democratic processes”. At the same …

  • Lavrov: US gave Russia list of complaints on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    The US, before announcing its plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, presented Russia with a list of complaints concerning Russia’s compliance with the treaty.

    “Russia is preparing a response to these issues,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the radio program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on October 25, the transcription of which was published on Sunday, October 28, on the official Russian Foreign Ministry website.

    “Literally a …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in coming months

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Washington has already made its final decision concerning the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and that in less than two months the White House will formally withdraw from the 1987 treaty.

    “With the withdrawal from the INF Treaty, which has not yet been stated officially, although the intention has been stated, and in the negotiations in Moscow including the meeting between President Putin and John Bolton, it became clear that …

  • Kremlin: USA prepares a war and Russia is preparing for it

    The U.S. is "preparing a war," said the deputy head of the Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrei Belousov at the UN General Assembly.

    According to him, Washington recently accused Russia of preparing a war. But, as Belousov stressed, Russian citizens are preparing to defend their homeland, its territorial integrity, its principles and people.

    Moscow and the United States have significant differences in this matter, he noted, including "in the …

  • NATO accuses Moscow of unilaterally denouncing the US INF treaty

    Representatives of  the North Atlantic Alliance stated that Moscow is responsible for the unilateral denunciation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-range and Shorter-range Missiles (INF) with the USA since, in recent years, Russia has not complied with the terms of the treaty, reports Russian media.

    “At the NATO summit in July, the Allies declared that the US was fulfilling the terms of the treaty, while Russia’s actions over many years, has cast a whole range of doubts,” NATO …

  • Russia calls US withdrawal from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty ‘blackmail’

    The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev, wrote on his Facebook page that Donald Trump’s statement about withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) is "an ongoing blackmail."

    According to him, the United States as a nuclear power "destroys" this treaty unilaterally. Kosachev noted that the consequences of such actions would be catastrophic.

    The senator explained that after the withdrawal, Washington would be able …