NATO Secretary General accused Russia of violating the INF Treaty

NATO Secretary General accused Russia of violating the INF Treaty

MUNICH, 16 Feb — RIA Novosti. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has accused Russia of violating the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty).

“Unfortunately, the nuclear threat is again on the agenda. And it would be irresponsible to ignore it. Key agreements in the field of nuclear safety are under threat, including the INF Treaty,” — said Stoltenberg, speaking at the Munich security conference.

The problem is that Russia is violating the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range, developing and testing medium-range missiles, land-based. We need to protect the Treaty and urge Russia to respond to the concerns of NATO members.Jens Stoltenbergom NATO

Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry said that Russia strictly observes its obligations under all international agreements, in particular on the INF Treaty and on the Treaty on open skies.

The INF Treaty was signed on 8 December 1987 during the visit of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Washington. For the first time got laid the whole class of missile with a strike range of 500 to 1000 and from 1000 to 5500 kilometers, including rockets R-12 and R-14 that the USSR in 1962 had placed in Cuba, which provoked the famous Cuban missile crisis.

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