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Putin signs law suspending the INF Treaty

The agreement on intermediate and short-range nuclear missiles - ATTACHMENT

It was October last year when Donald Trump announced that Washington would withdraw from the INF Treaty because Russia did not honor its obligations. Immediately after that, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave Moscow two months to realign with the terms of the agreement. In particular, the United States insisted that Russia abandon the 9M729 cruise missile, O SSC-8, whose scope according to Washington violated the provisions of the INF. Moscow considered the accusations unfounded underlining that the missile had not been developed or tested for a range greater than the established limit, and in February of this year it announced its suspension of compliance with the obligations of the Treaty in response to what was done by the United States.

The INF Treaty, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed in Washington in December 1987 by the then heads of State Ronald Reagan and Michail Gorbachev, putting an end to the story of the Euromissiles committed the parties (USA and USSR) to destroy and not to produce, to do not test and do not risk future ballistic missiles from there and cruise ground-based with a range of between 500 and 5500 kilometers, including their launch systems (launchers of any type and supporting structures and equipment) within three years of the entry into force of the agreement.

The official position of the Russian is of these hours: President Vladimir Putin has signed the federal law on the suspension of the Treaty. AVIONEWS reports below the full version in the original language of the document, as published today on the official internet portal.

With the end of the agreement, different possible scenarios would open up for Europe and for the whole world, and the risk of a dangerous escalation in the production of nuclear weapons would become real. See also AVIONEWS 1, 2, and 3.

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