Russia urged the United States to fulfill a number of conditions for the resumption of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). This was stated by the official representative of the defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov, reports Interfax Thursday, 7 February.
"The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation proposes to the American side in the period prior to the termination of the INF Treaty to take the necessary measures to return to strict observance of the Treaty," he said.
According to Konashenkov, Russia offers US to destroy deployed on land universal launchers MK-41. He said that the US developed them to launch cruise missiles Tomahawk.
Furthermore, Washington proposed the destruction of the target missiles, similar in its characteristics ballistic missile ground-based medium-and shorter-range missiles.
United States recommended also destroy attack drones. Konashenkov said that these aircraft are subject to the "according to its characteristics under the definition provided for in the Treaty (INF Treaty) the term "cruise missile ground-based".
It is also noted that, the US military attache in Moscow invited to the defense Ministry for the delivery of the notes on the issue of the INF Treaty.
Recall that on 1 February it became known that the USA for six months and suspending the implementation of obligations under the INF Treaty because of Russian missiles 9М729 that Washington needs to destroy.
Moscow has decided to meet the mirror and also announced the suspension of its participation in the agreement.
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