The USA accuse Russia for weeks, with the construction of new medium-distance weapon the INF-breaking disarmament agreement. Now Washington has reaffirmed its Ultimatum to Russia once again. Accordingly, the United States would be from the 2. February no longer feel bound to the Treaty if Russia agrees to the destruction of new cruise missiles.

Russia is incompatible with his System with the name 9M729 (Nato-Code: SSC-8) against the agreement, said U.S. Secretary of state Andrea Thompson on Wednesday at a press conference in the Nato Headquarters in Brussels. Russia had adverse System and to the Treaty to decide between his contract. The current Situation in Russia, the Treaty violated, but the United States were bound by the contract, was for the United States untenable.

In November, had set the United States Moscow, a final deadline of 60 days to comply, which expires at the beginning of February. Russia shows no readiness to move, and accuses the Nato, in turn, also, to break the Treaty with the stationing of a missile defense system in Romania.

The INF Treaty on nuclear medium-range systems (Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces) was concluded in 1987 between the United States and the former Soviet Union. He is obliged both sides to the abolition of all land-based ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5500 kilometers. At the same time, he also says the production and testing of such systems.

to ignore The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States on Wednesday, proposals for solution. His government had offered to let the Americans objected to the new missile of experts to investigate. Washington did, however, insists more on the Ultimatum, provided for the destruction of the cruise missile 9M729 and the associated technology.

Moscow is more willing to work in a rescue of the INF Treaty, Lavrov said. He hoped on the support of European States. The actions of the United States is a sign of a low level of mutual trust. “It also means that the foreign policy Thinking is being militarised,” he said.


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