The North Atlantic Alliance it has its own responsibility for violating the INF Treaty by installing American ballistic systems in Romania-Deveselu and Poland. The Russian Administration accused the European Union and urging countries of Europe to avoid turning the continent into a military confrontation space.
“Unfortunately, NATO member states have shown that they are not prepared for a substantial dialogue on the Mk-41 ballistic systems, which are located in Romania and are violation of the INF Treaty. NATO,so the Alliance is directly responsible for destroying the INF, ” said the Russian Foreign Ministry to the Tass Agency.
“If the European allies of the United States are really interested in maintaining an effective counter-weapon at international level, if they are interested in non-proliferation and disarmament then they should not blindly follow the US policies that have the role of acquiring military supremacy Instead, should respect the fundamental security interests and avoid Europe being transformed into a military confrontation space, which will inevitably happen if the United States starts placing these types of missiles, “-the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The United States has been violating for many years the Inter-Nuclear Force Treaty (INF) by installing ballistic systems in Romania.
The Administration of Vladimir Putin accused, arguing that Washington also placed atomic weapons in allied countries within NATO,writes mediafax.ro.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov presented President Vladimir Putin with the situation of the Inter-Nuclear Force Treaty (INF) in the context of the US decision to withdraw from the deal.
“As you know, the Interim Nuclear Force Treaty has been in force since 1988 and has an indefinite period. According to the information we have at our disposal, the United States has begun to break this Treaty since 1999 when it began to test military troops that have similar characteristics to groundbreaking cruise missiles under the Treaty.
The United States continued its actions using ballistic missiles to test the missile defense system, and in 2014 the Mk 41 vertical launch system began to be installed in Europe.
“There are clear violations of the INF Treaty,” said President Vladimir Putin.
Serghei Lavrov continued:
“There are clear violations of the Treaty. Such launching systems have already been installed in Romania and are being prepared to place them in both Poland and Japan.”
“Another issue that worries us is that recently, a year ago, the United States, through the Review of the Nuclear Doctrine in 2018, set the goal of developing low-capacity atomic weapons and it is likely that mid-range missiles will be used to launch these weapons (…), “Lavrov said.
The Russian Foreign Minister accuses the United States and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
“We are also concerned about the US approach to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty responsibilities, given that despite numerous complaints the US commits major violations of the agreement within the North Atlantic Alliance.”
Russia announced that its suspension of obligations under the Inter-Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty in response to a similar decision by the Donald Trump Administration. The administration of Vladimir Putin has announced that it reserves the right to take appropriate measures in response to the United States’ decision to suspend its obligations under the Inter-Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty.
“Moscow reserves the right to take appropriate responses and retaliation measures” after the withdrawal of the US from the INF. “It is normal to take such measures,” said Maria Zaharova, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The United States will develop a “military” response to stop any strategic advantage that Russia could obtain in violation of the Interim Nuclear Force (INF) treaty, warned US President Donald Trump on who decided to withdraw the US from this agreement.
“For too long, Russia has violated without penalizing the Inter-Nuclear Force Treaty, developing and secretly seizing a ballistic system that is a direct threat to our allies and US troops abroad.”
United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and will begin withdrawing from the treaty, which will end in six months if Russia does not comply with the agreement by destroying rockets, launch systems and associated equipment.
“Our allies in NATO support us totally because they understand the threat posed by Russia and the arms control risks of ignoring the violation of the agreement”, Donald Trump said , according to a White House statement. The United States fully respected the INF more than 30 years, but we will not remain bound by the terms of the agreement while Russia has violations.
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Germany urged Russia to return to compliance with the Inter-Nuclear Force (INF) treaty, and to show transparency in order to avoid the United States coming out of the deal.
The North Atlantic Alliance and Russia have failed to reach any agreement on maintaining the Interim Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty, the Administration of Vladimir Putin denouncing the US installation of ballistic systems in Romania.
Sergei Riabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, recently said that the United States is actually violating the INF Treaty by installing ballistic systems in Romania, according to NATO diplomats quoted by Reuters news agency.
In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the United States of reactivating the plan for the ballistic space system. NATO argues that anti-ballistic systems in Romania have the role of countering Iran’s threats.
Russia has installed nuclear missile systems on the Black Sea coast, near the border with Ukraine, according to satellite images obtained by the Imagesat International Institute.
The images capture Iskander missile systems installed in a base in Krasnodar, a Russian city located on the northern Black Sea coast, near the border with Ukraine. Iskander missiles have rays of up to 500 kilometers and can carry both conventional and nuclear ogres.
Russia will react symmetrically if the United States develops new missile types after a possible withdrawal from the Inter-Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned in December 2018, noting that the Pentagon already has a ballistic project in its budget plan.
Vladimir Putin said that prior to President Donald Trump’s announcement of the US withdrawal from the INF, Congress had allocated funds for the development of new nuclear missiles.
The Vladimir Putin administration has repeatedly criticized the US initiative to install anti-missile elements within NATO in Romania and Poland, as well as the setting up of a anti-ballistic system in South Korea.
Washington and NATO argue that anti-missile installations in Europe are not directed against Russia, targeting Iran’s ballistic threats, while the South Korean system targets the North Korean threat. Relations between Russia and the West are severely affected by the crises in Ukraine and Syria.
In September 2017, the Administration Vladimir Putin urged the United States to return to compliance with the Interim Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty.
“We have a number of requests to the United States and send them clearly. Our main request to the United States is to return to compliance with Treaty Nuclear Forces Intermediate, which violates it by installing missile Aegis for ground use in Romania and plan install them in Poland.These systems use dual can be used both antiballistic and for attacks with cruise missiles, installing these systems is prohibited by the INF Treaty “,
said in September 2017 Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Foreign.