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Russia to deploy short and middle range missiles if U.S. develops its own weapons, - Putin

The Russian leader urged the White House to restore the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty
19:02, 5 August 2019

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. leader Donald Trump
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Russia will begin to develop and deploy the missiles of short and middle ranges as soon as it gets a word about the development of these weapons in the U.S. Russian leader Vladimir Putin said so as quoted by his press office

"If Russia obtains reliable information whereby the United States completes the development of these systems and starts to produce them, Russia will have no option other than to engage in a full-scale effort to develop similar missiles. Of course, this will take time", the message said. 

Related: U.S. says Russia responsible for INF treaty termination

President of Russia supported the idea to restore the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty; earlier, U.S. leader Donald Trump also said he stood for this decision.

On August 2, the U.S. left the INF Treaty, blaming Russia for failing to observe it.

Related: Russia's withdrawal from INF Treaty: Ukrainian MFA intends to intensify dialogue with NATO

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