Bolton’s visit to Moscow did not improve the situation with the INF Treaty, the foreign Ministry said

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Russia does not see any improvement in the situation with the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) after the visit of US presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton in Moscow, said RIA Novosti Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Ermakov.

«Bolton came up with nothing. He was received in Moscow at the highest level. He was given the honor rendered to heads of States. And he was brought to Moscow. And no positive after his visit, we don’t see,» he said.

Bolton visited Moscow in October.

In recent years Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating the INF Treaty. Russia has repeatedly stated that strictly complies with its obligations under the contract. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Moscow has very serious questions to the US regarding the performance of the contract by the Americans themselves. In particular, in Moscow indicate that the United States placed on land at a military base in Romania, and in Poland — a facility capable of launching a shock cruise missiles of type «Tomahawk», which is prohibited by the Treaty. The Russian side also drew attention to the fact that the United States develop unmanned fighting vehicles, funding research on creation of cruise missiles, land-based.

Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump announced that the United States does not intend to comply with the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range when it breaks, and will be released from the contract. The US President, commenting on the withdrawal from the INF Treaty, also said that Washington will develop weapons. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow wants to obtain a more detailed explanation from the United States, and added that the scrapping of the provisions of the INF Treaty would force Russia to take measures to ensure their safety. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any action in this field will meet.

Bolton’s visit to Moscow did not improve the situation with the INF Treaty, the foreign Ministry said© Integratequality parity

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