Washington has not yet notified Moscow about the withdrawal from the Treaty of intermediate-range missiles (INF), said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “We haven’t even received official notification from the US to withdraw from the Contract. So far, all we have heard is the announcement of the intention to do it, “said Mr. Ryabkov.
According to him, there is a difference between intention and concrete action. The Deputy foreign Minister stressed that Russia is committed to the Treaty and wants to keep it.
Sergey Ryabkov also said that Russia continues to conduct regular dialogue with the United States on the INF Treaty In the relevant formats. He specified that there were two meetings of the special control Commission in recent years. This body was created in the framework of the Treaty, said the Deputy foreign Minister of Russia.
On November 16, it was reported that the US authorities have not yet made a final decision on whether to withdraw from the INF Treaty. According to the US Deputy Secretary for arms control and international security Andrea Thompson, the US administration’s statements on withdrawal from the INF Treaty were a “warning shot”, and the further development of the situation depends on Russia. The Us President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Treaty on October 20.