The defense Ministry showed the military attache of the missile, to which there are claims in the US
Moscow. 23 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian military has demonstrated foreign military attaches and journalists 9М729 missile that the U.S. believes violate the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty).
The missile was demonstrated at a news briefing held in the Moscow Park “Patriot”.
Earlier, the military announced that Russia violates the INF Treaty.
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The President of the United States Donald trump announced on 20 October, of the intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty due to the fact that the Russian side allegedly violates the provisions of this agreement.
Following this, on 4 December, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo issued an ultimatum to Russia with the request within 60 days destroy or modify the rocket 9М729, which, according to the Washington-parameters violates the agreement. The deadline is February 2, after which the United States, as stated Pompeo, will suspend their participation in the INF Treaty if Russia does not fulfill the requirement.
Russia denies the accusations and puts forward counter claims to the United States, stating that Washington is violating the INF Treaty, placing on the missile defense facilities in Europe, the universal launcher MK 41, which is designed for launches of cruise missiles Tomahawk with a range of 2.4 thousand kilometers, ban the INF Treaty.
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