Putin: “Russia Suspends INF Nuclear Deal With U.S.”

Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty after a similar move by the United States.
Putin: “Russia Suspends INF Nuclear Deal With U.S.”
02 February 17:39 2019 Print This Article

“The American partners have declared that they suspend their participation in the deal, we suspend it as well,” president Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with foreign and defense ministers.

Putin said Russia will start work on creating new missiles, including hypersonic ones, and told ministers not to initiate disarmament talks with Washington.

During the meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also accused the United States of violating the INF and other arms deals, such as the non-proliferation treaty.

Putin said that Russia will not increase its military budget for the new weapons and it won’t deploy its weapons in Europe and other regions unless the United States does so.

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