Patrushev said that Moscow is ready to further dialogue on the INF Treaty

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotosexogratis of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev. Archival photoPatrushev said that Moscow is ready to further dialogue on the INF Treaty© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russia has always carefully responds to all requests USA and presents comprehensive data confirming the absence of violations of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), are willing to continue subject depoliticized conversation at the expert level under this agreement, was declared to journalists by the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev.

«We reminded the Americans that the Russian side invariably has a strong commitment to the withdrawal of claims of Washington, carefully responds to all requests USA and presents comprehensive data confirming the absence of violations of the INF Treaty,» — said Patrushev.

He noted that Russia «strictly fulfills and will fulfill the requirements of the INF Treaty and not take steps that could lead to a breach of this bilateral agreement.»

«Ready to continue substantive depoliticized conversation with the United States at the expert level under this agreement in the interests of maintaining strategic stability,» — said Patrushev.

Earlier in October, 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.

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.

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