The destructive policy of the White House leads to the destruction of earlier agreements on arms control, including the INF, said the head of the International Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev at a meeting of the Committee on Monday.
The International Committee of the SF on Monday supported the law introduced by the President of the Russian Federation on the suspension of the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (INF).
“Russia will not and cannot assume even the slightest share of responsibility for the fact that the Treaty is likely to go down in history,” Kosachev said. He stressed that this is us position aimed at the scrapping of agreements and reflecting Washington’s line to achieve unilateral military superiority over opponents, and maybe allies.
The head of the Committee recalled that the INF IS signed by the Secretary General of the CPSU Mikhail Gorbachev. “Those two countries and their leaders were able to agree,” he stressed. “The reaction of the Russian leadership (to suspend the INF TREATY) is forced,” the parliamentarian said. According to him, in this situation, the alternative for Russia is simply not
He expressed the hope that there was still time until 2 August to preserve the Treaty, which was “unlikely”. The elimination of the INF TREATY, he said, would have far-reaching consequences, including for start and the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Earlier this year, the US announced a unilateral withdrawal from the INF TREATY, accusing Russia of a long-term violation of the Treaty. The President of Russia on February 2 said that the Russian Federation will mirror us decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty and also suspends participation in the Treaty. The head of state noted that Russia should not and will not be involved in the arms race costly for Moscow. At the same time, Putin added that all the Russian proposals on disarmament “remain on the table and the doors are open”, but demanded not to initiate any further negotiations on this issue.
Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft on the suspension of the INF Treaty. In accordance with the bill, the President is given the right to decide on the renewal of the contract, follows from the text of the document. Washington began the procedure of withdrawal from the Treaty on February 2. The State Duma adopted the law at the plenary session.