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The German newspaper called number of the Russian rockets 9M729 "violating" the INF Treaty — Rambler News Service


On arms of Russia there are not less than 64 cruise missiles 9M729 which as declares the USA, allegedly break the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper with reference to a source in the western intelligence agencies writes about it, transfers the Ukrainian edition "Delovaya Stolitsa". The edition notes that it was still known of two places of dislocation of the mentioned rockets — on Kapustin Yar firing range in the Astrakhan region and on the ground near the city of Kamyshlov in Sverdlovsk region. However, according to sources, in the second half of 2018 of the USA told about two locations of rockets 9M729 — near Mozdok in North Ossetia and Shuya in the Ivanovo region. The interlocutor of the German newspaper told that each of four battalions has a minimum on four starting stops, each of which is calculated on four rockets. According to him it means that on arms of Russia there can be not less than 64 cruise missiles 9M729. On February 1 the U.S. President Donald Trump declared that the USA since February 2 stops implementation of the obligations under the INF Treaty and begins process of withdrawal from the treaty which will be completed in half a year. Earlier Washington conferred responsibility "for agreement crash" on Moscow and urged Russia to recognize perfect violations, in particular during tests of rocket 9M729 which range allegedly violates provisions of the agreement. On February 2 Vladimir Putin during the working meeting with Foreign Ministers and the Ministry of Defence Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shoygu in response to actions of the USA said that Moscow stops the participation in the INF Treaty. The president also supported the offer of the Defense Ministry to begin development of a hypersonic rocket of land basing of average range. Earlier the Russian Defense Ministry suggested the USA to destroy the Mk-41 launchers, rockets targets and unmanned aerial vehicles violating the INF Treaty. The Russian Defense Ministry announced creation in the USA of conditions for production of the arms forbidden by the agreement. For delivery of the corresponding note in the Ministry of Defence the military attache at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was invited. Later Washington responded to this offer.

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