It's up to Russia to protect INF Treaty integrity, - German foreign minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Heiko Maas stresses Moscow still has not done enough to ensure the due level of security foreseen by the document
22:06, 24 January 2019

Radio Liberty

As Europe is concerned with U.S. possible withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Germany urges Russia to live up to its commitments in this area. DW quoted German foreign minister Heiko Maas who said 'ball is now in Russia's court'.

The German outlet reminds that the treaty 'bans ground-based medium-range ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads and have a range of between 500 and 5,000 kilometers (300 and 3,100 miles). The United States and the Soviet Union signed the accord in 1987'.

Earlier, we reported that Washington offered Moscow to have talks on the issue of arms control. The U.S. initiative is somewhat explained by the ongoing development of Novator (9M729), the Russia-made supersonic missile, which is considered to breach the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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