07 august / 2019

On termination of the INF Treaty

The Russian Side considers the USA’s recent unilateral withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (signed by the USSR and the United States in 1987) a heavy blow to the international arms control system. Russia made every effort to save the INF Treaty, however all our initiatives were ignored by Washington.

More detailed information about Russia’s position on this issue is available in the materials of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin’s Statement of August 5, 2019 (follow the link: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/61271), Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s briefing of August 5, 2019 (follow the link: https://bit.ly/33pxU7o) and Foreign Ministry Statement of August 2, 2019 (follow the link: https://bit.ly/2TfR0rV).