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Stoltenberg warns EU of new Russian mid-range missile system

NATO Secretary-General urged Moscow to abide by the provisions of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
08:48, 15 July 2019

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General
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Russia developed and placed a new mid-range missile system capable of carrying nuclear warheads. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned the EU member countries, as cited by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

"This is a mobile missile system, it can be easily concealed from tracking systems. German cities like Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich are within its efffective range", Stoltenberg stated.

Related: Russia must destroy weapons violating missile agreement, - Stoltenberg

He never specified the actual location of the missile system but urged Russia to live up to by the provisions of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The official claimed that by breaking this treaty, Russia created a tangible threat to the European security.

Russia has to use its last chance to save this treaty, Stoltenberg said. Otherwise, it will carry full responsibility for disrupting the agreement, "which will result in the world becoming a less safe place for all of us", as the Secretary General put it.

Related: NATO prepares to enhancement of defence if Russia refuses to fulfill INF Treaty, - Stoltenberg

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