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The deployment of American missiles short and medium range, which can follow a possible U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate range (the INF Treaty), as well as the deployment of us bases in Poland and other Eastern European countries, turning these areas into a military base and puts the inhabitants of these countries are under the scope. About this “news” says military expert Vladislav Shurigin.
“Any of them becomes a potential nuclear wasteland,” he says.
“Any Eastern European country, which is host to the such missiles, erases himself from the world map. And politicians, who persistently invited the us military, potentially substitute its population under the atomic rain. In such a situation, civilians in these countries it is not even the hostages. Is hostages, which started to shoot” — said the expert.
According to Shurygin, currently the depth of the “band war”, starting from the borders of the Kaliningrad region is 500 kilometers (range complexes “Iskander”) and “hostages in this case are only happy Balts, unable to think two steps ahead”. The expert is sure that “the Americans will remain a very serious temptation to solve its global problems at the expense of Europe, for example, to strike from its territory a massive nuclear attack by intermediate-range and shorter-range”.
In October, the President of the United States Donald trump, citing a breach of the agreement by Russia and the build-up of arms by China, has announced its intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty.
The INF Treaty signed between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1987. The agreement prohibits the parties to produce, test and deploy ballistic and cruise land-based missiles of medium (1,000 to 5,500 kilometers) and small (from 500 to 1000 km) range, and ordered the parties to liquidate the appropriate launcher.
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