Jens Stoltenberg: Francois Walschaerts / Reuters
Moscow should use your last chance to save the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine.
According to Stoltenberg, in the case of final termination of the contract, Russia will bear the sole responsibility. “At stake is the security of Europe”, — he argues his position.
Earlier, the Secretary General of NATO have offered Russia a way to save the INF Treaty. According to him, to do this, Moscow needs in the short term to get rid of the missiles 9М729.
On 3 July the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on the suspension of the INF Treaty. On February 2, the United States suspended obligations of a Treaty.
The INF Treaty signed by Moscow and Washington in December 1987. The agreement forbade the USSR and the USA 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 was obliged to liquidate the appropriate launcher.
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