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Demonstration of Russian cruise missiles 9М729 January 23 is an imitation, rhetoric, and propaganda. In an interview with Deutsche Welle said the US Undersecretary of state for arms control and international security issues Andrea Thompson.
According to her, those present at the event it was not possible to ask questions. “It was just funny,” she said, adding that the demonstration of the rocket static is not a proof that the range 9М729 corresponds to the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles (INF Treaty).
23 January, Russia at a briefing in Moscow Park “Patriot” showed foreign military attache cruise missile ground-based 9М729, which, according to Washington violates the INF Treaty. It was reported that US officials ignored the event.
16 January the US announced the date of withdrawal from the INF Treaty if Moscow will not return to its execution. The process will begin on 2 February. The President of the United States Donald trump announced its intention to withdraw from the agreement on 20 October 2018.
9М729 created the Yekaterinburg design Bureau “Innovator” on the basis of 9М728 for complex “Iskander”. First received enhanced, compared with the second combat unit and a modern control system to improve the accuracy of the lesion. In most other systems and units 9М728 and 9М729 unified. 9М729 range is 480 kilometers, which is permitted by the INF Treaty agreements.
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