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The chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov told about the victims of the cancellation of the Contract on rockets of average and small range (the INF Treaty), RIA Novosti reported.
According to him, the targets in case of retaliation Moscow will not do the United States and the country hosting the U.S. systems with intermediate and short range.
December 4, foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow is complying with the provisions of the INF Treaty. Earlier in the day US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced that Washington will come from the INF Treaty if Russia will not return to its execution within 60 days. Pompeo promised that during this period the United States will not produce, test and place prohibited by contract service, and “then we’ll see what happens.”
October 20 the President of the United States Donald trump announced his country’s exit from the INF Treaty. According to him, Washington was forced to take such a step, as Moscow violates this agreement. The American leader added that allows for the conclusion of new deals with Russia and China.
The INF Treaty does not allow parties to have ballistic missiles, land-based and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers. The document was signed in 1987, the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating its terms.
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