Cancel this agreement on missiles of intermediate and short range, especially, would be very relevant, since the launch of the “cruise missiles”, said the first Deputy Chairman of the state Duma international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov (CPRF).
MOSCOW, 14 Oct. The Communists demand the abolition of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and short-range, signed in 1987, said the first Deputy Chairman of the state Duma international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov (CPRF).
“We now demand the cancellation of the contract on rockets of average and small range. We raised these issues before the President, bring them up in the walls of our Duma,” — said Kalashnikov, speaking in the state Duma in frameworks “the governmental hour” with foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“Knowing perfectly well that one launch cruise missiles recently, in fact, was stronger than all the claims or the signing of foreign treaties in the past 25 years, in this sense, the cancellation of this agreement on missiles of intermediate and short range, especially now, especially using whole foreign policy is a given and necessity of this event, would be very relevant,” he added.
What is the essence of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range
The INF Treaty was signed between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1987 and came into force in 1988. the Parties have pledged to destroy its missiles average (1 thousand — 5.5 thousand km) and smaller (500 to 1 thousand kilometers) range and ancillary facilities. 1991-the mu agreement was executed, until 2001 were mutual inspection. Compliance is monitored by Special control Commission, convened for the last time in 2003. other countries, including European ones, can still have such missiles in service. Read more in help >>