“The United States has no plans to deploy ground — based nuclear missiles in Europe,” he wrote. According to him, “we are talking about another Russian disinformation about the Treaty on intermediate-range missiles (INF).”
On Tuesday, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov at a special briefing on the INF Treaty stated that Russia in its military planning comes from the worst — case scenario- the advent of US missiles intermediate-range nuclear forces in the European region.
On October 20, US President Donald Trump said that his country will withdraw from the INF TREATY, as Russia, according to Washington, violates the Treaty. Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called this decision a dangerous step, Washington was criticized in Berlin and Beijing. U.S. support expressed in London, and NATO was blamed for the decision to Russia.
The INF Treaty was signed on December 8, 1987 and entered into force on June 1, 1988. Under the agreement fall within the deployed and non-deployed missiles are smaller (500 to 1000 km) and medium range (1000 to 5500 km) land-based. In recent years, Washington has repeatedly accused Russia of violating the agreement. Moscow categorically disagrees with these accusations and puts forward counter-claims to the US on the implementation of the INF Treaty.