The US withdraws from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range Russia – news ZIK.UA

США виходять з Договору про ліквідацію ракет середньої і меншої дальності з Росією – новини ZIK.UA

John Bolton will inform Moscow of the US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range.

About it writes DW with reference to the newspaper The New York Times.

The United States accused Russia in violation of the contract for the development of cruise missiles.

The US plans next week to inform Russia of its withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF) wrote on Friday, October 19, the newspaper the New York Times, citing its own sources. Moscow about this decision the President of the United States Donald trump is expected to adopt next week, I will inform his national security adviser John Bolton, who will visit Russia on October 21.

The United States accused Russia of violating the Treaty. “During the two administrations of the US and our allies attempted to bring Russia back to full compliance with the agreement”, – said the interlocutor of the edition, however, to achieve this, they say, failed. In the administration of the President of the United States has not commented on this post.

Earlier, the British newspaper the Guardian reported that Bolton is in favour of US withdrawal from the INF Treaty, but this decision will be drafted in the Cabinet of Ministers, while the us state Department and the defense Department hold the opposite opinion. But Washington, according to the newspaper, this week has already informed its European allies about plans to withdraw from the agreement.

The United States accused Russia of violating the INF Treaty for the development of cruise missiles, ground-based 9M729 for complex “Iskander”. Washington and NATO believe that this system falls under the Treaty, Moscow denies this. Russia has also repeatedly accused the United States in violation of the agreement, for example, through the American missile defense system in Romania.

The Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles signed in 1987, the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The agreement prohibits parties from manufacturing nuclear ballistic and cruise land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers, and their testing and deployment.

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