Russia denied the US Pentagon’s accusation of deploying ground-based missile banned by the treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and short-range missiles (INF) of 1987. This was announced by the press secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports RBC.
“I want to remind you the word of the President Putin that Russia remains faithful to its obligations even in situations when it does not meet Russia's interests,” Peskov stressed.
There are no countries around America that can threaten to use short-range missiles, according to the press secretary.
“We have a totally different range of threats but nevertheless Russia remains faithful to its obligation. That’s why we do not agree and deny any accusations in this regard,” he added.
Earlier it was reported that Pentagon accused Russia of deploying ground-based cruise missiles. US believed that Russia deliberately violates the INF Treaty in order to create a threat to NATO.