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Russia expects to sober US approach to the assessment of the situation in the world. This statement was made by the Russian foreign Ministry, RIA Novosti reported.
In Moscow hope that Washington will not make hasty steps with regard to the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate range (the INF Treaty), otherwise he will have to deal with Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “We have ready-made solutions on any developments. Well, those who don’t want to listen to all this in great detail explains [the Minister of foreign Affairs], Sergey Lavrov, will have to listen to the fact that im going to explain to Sergei Shoigu,” — said the Director of the Department of foreign Affairs on non-proliferation and arms control Vladimir Ermakov.
22 November it was reported that Washington hopes on the desire of Russia to return to compliance with the INF Treaty. According to the head of the Pentagon James Mattis, the situation with the contract “simply unacceptable” because “the two countries signed the Treaty, one of them violates it, and the second has to live with it”.
Prior to that, Shoigu warned the US about severe consequences of withdrawal from the agreement.
October 20 the President of the United States Donald trump announced the us withdrawal from the INF Treaty. According to him, Washington has to take this 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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