Russia will retaliate in the event of a US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range (DRMD). On Sunday, June 25, said the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov, RIA Novosti reported.
According to him, the Russian Parliament will closely monitor the actions of their colleagues in the U.S. Congress. “If withdrawal from the Treaty will occur and will lead to the build-up of arms, a new missile deployment in Europe, we turn a blind eye to it will not, we will take retaliatory measures,” he said.
Washington has no reason to accuse Moscow of reneging of the contract, said Ozerov. “Russia has fulfilled all its obligations for the destruction of intermediate range, they were destroyed by cutting under the control of the American side,” — said the head of the Committee. Moreover, Russia has destroyed one thousand missiles, more than the United States, he added.
According to the Senator, the proposal of the Congress of withdrawal from DRMS can only be seen as “an attempt to continue the anti-Russian hysteria”.
On 24 June a number of members of the American Congress suggested that the administration of US President Donald trump to lead the country out of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. “In the administration of tramp Mature fierce debate about whether to get out of another international Treaty that is the cornerstone in us-Russian disarmament and prohibits an entire class of nuclear missiles,” — said the publication Politico.
According to the Agreement on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles signed in 1987 Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, the United States and Russia can not produce, test and deploy ballistic and cruise land-based missiles of medium (1,000 to 5,500 kilometers) and shorter (500 to 1,000 kilometers) range. At the same time Moscow has repeatedly stated that the possibility of withdrawal from the Treaty could be seen as a response to the expansion ABOUT the United States.