Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the US of plotting to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which severely limits short and medium-range nuclear missiles.
The US has been repeatedly accusing Russia of violating the INF, a treaty from 1987, based on the test of, and subsequent deployment of, a certain model of missile. Russia has insisted that the missile does not violate the letter of INF.
Though the test is at this point several years ago, the US every once in awhile starts hyping the “violation,” and talking up taking retaliatory measures, which Russia expects to be a withdrawal from the pact.
At the sane time, Russia has said the US is violating the INF anyhow with its deployment of missile defense systems along the Russian frontier, since the whole point of INF was to keep a balance of power in the region, and prevent an arms race.
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i believe Putin.
Doesn’t surprise me your on this site.
Howdy Cowboy! How are things in D.C.?
This is just Americaphobia nonsense, fantasies, fake news,a bag of smoke lol
I don’t know why the Russians even care about these treaties. With the ABM treaty the US just farmed out development to Israel, and can probably do the same with other systems, so they are not falling nearly as far behind as Russia is. Also the US is probably much more capable of getting farther in development without prototype testing, suing mostly computer models & simulations.
The Russians are losing way more ground by not being able to do live prototype testing. I’m sure they’ve cheated a little here & there, sneaking in some tests under the cloak of an Air-to-Air, Surface-to-Air or Drone technology, but that has it’s limitations.
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