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Western secret services knew about the two new locations of the Russian cruise missiles 9М729, which the United States decided to withdraw from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). This February 10 reported by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), citing a source in law enforcement agencies.
According to the newspaper, Russia’s Armed forces have at least 64 rockets 9М729 for operational-tactical complex “Iskander-M”. A source counted four locations equipped with such missiles connections. Aware of the Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan oblast and near the city of Kamyshlov in the Sverdlovsk region, now discovered two more in the area of Mozdok in North Ossetia and the city of Shuya in Ivanovo region.
On 2 February the US announced the suspension of its participation in the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), accusing Russia of non-compliance. The process of breaking the agreement is six months. 6 February the US Deputy Secretary of state for arms control and international security issues Andrea Thompson stated that country after leaving it will build prohibited missiles.
In Moscow responded to the US decision mirrored the action and once again rejected all allegations of noncompliance with the INF Treaty. On 7 February the Deputy foreign Minister stressed that Russia will not allow itself to be drawn into new arms race, but will not abandon its security.
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. Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating its terms.
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