Contents tagged with INF

  • Kremlin threatens to deploy nuclear missiles near the US

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov assumed possibility that Russia can deploy missiles banned by the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) closer to the United States. In this way, reports Interfax news agency.

    According to Ryabkov, the critical point in the decision will be the flight time of the missiles. He added that this decision is "speculative-abstract." The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry referred to the Caribbean crisis, but noted that the analogy …

  • NATO Secretary General warns Russia of Alliance's 'defensive measures'

    Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia that the Alliance would take defensive measures if Russia does not return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

    He noted that "there are no signs of Moscow's desire to fulfill the terms of the missile deal so far, although "time is running out."

    "The allies call on Russia again to fully and transparently comply with the Treaty," said Stoltenberg at a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council, reports Interfax …

  • Russian Defense Minister warns Europe of 'serious consequences' if the US withdraws from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu stated that the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would have serious consequences primarily for Europe, Interfax reports.  

    “We are interested to see the reaction of Europe to the US decision to withdraw from the INF. And I would like Europe to know and understand the consequences that would follow in the case of the deployment of medium-range missiles in Europe, ”said Shoygu.

    The decision of the United States will …