Russia came up with another initiative on the INF.

Russia came up with a regular peacemaking initiative on the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, which was categorically and unceremoniously ventured to leave the United States of America. Thus, the Russian Defense Ministry proposed the United States to destroy the Mk-41 ground installations, target missiles and drones violating the INF.

Recall that on February 1, US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that on February 2, Washington had suspended their obligations under the INF Treaty. They reported that in six months their country would finally withdraw from the Treaty, if Russia does not make efforts to return to the implementation of its provisions.

On February 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is also suspending its participation in the INF Treaty, stressing that Moscow will not initiate negotiations with Washington, which must mature to conduct an equal and meaningful dialogue.

For the first time, the United States accused the Russian Federation of violating the treaty in July 2014, after which it repeatedly repeated the accusations. Moscow categorically rejects these statements, putting forward counterclaims to Washington.

The INF Treaty was signed between the USSR and the USA in Washington on December 8, 1987 and entered into force on June 1, 1988. The document states that the parties must destroy missiles of shorter (from 500 to 1000 km) and medium range (from 1000 to 5500 km) land based.

By June 1991, the obligations under the treaty were fulfilled: the USSR destroyed 1846 missiles, the USA - 846.

Watch the video: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty: Does it have a future? (October 2019).

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