According to the President, this decision of Washington changes the operational situation not for the better.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin called the withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty a direct step towards undermining the entire system of agreements in the field of international security.
“The decision of the United States to withdraw from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate – range missiles is a direct step towards undermining the entire system of agreements in the field of international security,” he said at a meeting of the FSB Board of Russia. “It certainly changes the operational environment and, unfortunately, not for the better”.
In February, Washington suspended the implementation of the INF TREATY and began the procedure of withdrawal from the agreement.
On March 4, Putin signed a decree suspending Russia’s implementation of the Treaty.