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Belarus may employ reciprocal measures together with Russia if the USA deploys missiles in Europe in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty or INF, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated, BelTA reports.
“I am afraid that the Americans will grab the fleeting opportunity to deploy the missiles in Europe after breaking the treaty. If they do, things will turn nasty for us. And together with Russia we will have to think about reciprocal measures. It is unavoidable if …
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is prepared for a new crisis like the Cuban Missile Crisis if the US wants to create it, and threatened to deploy hypersonic nuclear weapons on ships and submarines close to American territorial waters.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, known in Russia as the Caribbean Crisis, took place in 1962, when the US deployed nuclear missiles in Turkey, and Moscow responded by deploying missiles in Cuba, leading to a 13-day confrontation that put the world on …
Commenting on the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty during a speech to the Federal Assembly of the State Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready to aim missiles at the US in the event of a threat.
According to Putin, Russia will aim its weapons not only against the European countries where the US deploys its intermediate and short-range missiles, but also against the US itself in the event of a threat.
“If they really are produced and shipped to …
During a meeting with the support group advocating for the release of the Ukrainian sailors, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that US officials refused any meeting with Russian diplomats until Moscow releases the detainees who were arrested in the Kerch Strait.
According to Poroshenko, Washington’s decision was announced by US Vice President Michael Pence, whom he met during the Munich Security Conference.
“In Munich, during the Security Conference, I had a meeting with US Vice …
Russia has started developing an intermediate-range ground-based missile, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov during a panel session of the 55th Munich Security Conference.
“Russia has begun the scientific and technical and development work in this regard, just like the US,” he said.
Ryabkov noted that, on 2 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will not deploy short or intermediate-range missiles anywhere until American missiles appear there.
“The US …
Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated at the Brussels meeting of NATO defense ministers, which was held on February 13th, that NATO’s current focus is to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
“We're trying to save the ‘cornerstone’ of arms control, and so everything is now in the hands of Russia. At the same time, we are preparing, considering and analyzing the consequences of the treaty termination. The preparation has already begun since the new Russian …
The Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance, Rose Gottemoeller, made an announcement before the opening of the two-day NATO summit in Brussels stating that NATO has no intention to deploy new nuclear missiles in Europe after the United States and Russia’s decision to withdraw from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF), reports Deutsche Welle.
"We will have to discuss NATO’s response to the new Russian missiles. However, we are not going to …
The Czech Minister of Defense Lubomir Metnar stated that he does not rule out the possibility that NATO might soon return to discussions about deploying missiles on the territory of the Czech Republic.
In his opinion, the issue will be discussed in six months, when a decision will be made regarding the termination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missile treaty (INF) between the USA and Russia.
“It is possible that after the treaty ends, the security situation will deteriorate. I …
The North Atlantic Alliance will not eliminate nuclear weapons if Russia and China do not do it, stated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the commentary to the German edition of the Morgen Post.
"NATO’s goal is a world without nuclear weapons. But the world will not become safer if NATO loses all of its nuclear weapons, while Russia, China and other countries continue to maintain or expand their nuclear arsenals," said Stoltenberg.
In addition, he called on Germany and other partners …
Russia has deployed 9M729 cruise missiles in the locations that previously have not been reported. On February 10, the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, citing western intelligence sources, wrote that the missile divisions are located near Mozdok in North Ossetia, and in Shuya town near Moscow, reports the Russian service Radio Liberty.
Previously reported cruise missiles installations are located at the Kapustin Yar Russian rocket launch and development site in southern …