Pentagon accuses Russia of deploying ground-based cruise missiles

Source : 112 Ukraine

US believed that Russia deliberately violates the INF Treaty in order to create a threat to NATO
22:14, 8 March 2017

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The US Department of Defense accused Russia of deploying ground-based missiles, banned by the treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and short-range missiles (INF) of 1987, reports Reuters.

In particular, it is noted that speaking at the congress, the deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Paul Selva, said that Russia violates the "spirit and purpose" of the INF treaty, deploying banned missiles, thus threatening NATO.

"The system itself is a risk for most of our facilities in Europe, and we believe that Russia deliberately deployed it to create a threat to NATO and facilities in the NATO zone of responsibility," he said, but did not specify whether the missile carries a nuclear charge.

According to Selva, the US discussed this issue with Russia. However, he did not specify which options were considered in case these discussions would not lead to any results, but added that "we were asked to include a number of options in the review of nuclear doctrine."

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