Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the operational meeting with permanent members of the Security Council instructed the defense Ministry and the foreign Ministry to analyze the level of threat posed by the actions of the United States, and to prepare the symmetric answer. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Thus the Russian leader has responded to the recent missile tests carried out by the American side. According to Putin, the United States, by withdrawing from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), gave himself a free hand to deploy to a different region of the world, prohibited missiles. However, he noted that Moscow previously had information about the American side of the Treaty prohibited weapons.
US August 19 for the first time after withdrawal from the INF Treaty experienced cruise land-based missiles, prohibited by the Treaty. The Pentagon said that as a result of tests, the missile successfully hit the target, having overcome distance more than 500 kilometers.
The production and testing of ballistic and cruise land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers was prohibited by the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), concluded in 1987 between the USSR and the USA.
The action of the INF Treaty officially stopped on 2 August 2019. USA stated that it withdrew from the agreement because of its violation by Russia. Moscow, in turn, has repeatedly pointed out that acting in the framework of the agreements.
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