FAZ counted Russia 64 missiles 9M729

FAZ counted Russia 64 missiles 9M729

Moscow. 11 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian military has over 60 cruise missiles 9М729 for operational-tactical complex “Iskander-M”, which the United States decided to withdraw from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). It is reported by the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), citing a source in the Western intelligence services.

According to the German edition, so far was known about the two places of deployment of these missiles on the missile test site Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region and at the site near the town of Kamyshlov in the Sverdlovsk region. In the second half of 2018, the newspaper said, the United States reported about two placements of missiles in the area of Mozdok (North Ossetia) and Shuya (Ivanovo region).

The FAZ interviewee explained that in each of the four battalions there are at least four launchers. In turn, each of them is four missiles.

Thus, as notes the edition, in the possession of Russia can not be less than 64 cruise missiles of this type.

Last week, the defense Ministry said that the US charges against Russia over violations of the INF Treaty are unfounded.

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“The Russian defense Ministry categorically rejects the unfounded allegations about the violation by Russia of its obligations under this agreement. The US is untrue”, — said the official representative of the defense Ministry major-General Igor Konashenkov.

“Despite the openness of the Russian defense Ministry to engage in substantive dialogue on issues of implementation by the parties of obligations under the contract , RIAC, from the United States was not given any evidence to support stated position,” — said Konashenkov.