Moscow is ready to take the necessary response measures to provide balance in the field related to the INF Treaty, but would not deploy missiles in the European part of Russia until, until the United States deployed its facilities in Europe.
This was stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko.
“We will take all necessary mutual and symmetrical action to achieve balance in the field of INF. However, we do not plan to place our missiles, including in the European part of the country, as long as in Europe, no American missiles,” — said the diplomat in an interview with “International Affairs”.
He urged the Europeans not to allow the placement of Washington its missiles in Europe by warning them about the possibility of absolute military and geopolitical domination of the United States.
On 2 February, the United States officially suspended the implementation of its obligations under the INF Treaty and began a six-month process of withdrawal from the agreement.
Washington has said it will stop this procedure if Russia “will return to compliance with its obligations.”
Russia has repeatedly insisted it does not violate the INF Treaty, and accused the U.S. of violating agreement. Russia suspended its obligations under the contract in response to the decision of the United States.