More alive or more dead: will we be able to save the INF Treaty

The U.S. ballistic missile medium-range Pershing-2.

Скорее жив или скорее мертв: удастся ли спасти ДРСМД
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WASHINGTON, December 5 — Michael Turgiev. American experts differ in estimates of the fate of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty): some consider it the gap has virtually a fait accompli, others expect it to be the intensive care unit, and this even though extended on the eve of the ultimatum of the United States. However, all agree that both sides need to sit down at the negotiating table and seek a mutually acceptable solution. Options out of the situation the experts shared in conversation with

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said that Washington urges Moscow to return to the implementation of the INF Treaty within two months. According to him, the US will suspend its obligations if the Russian Federation after 60 days will not return to the performance of the contract. Moscow responded immediately announced that the compliance with the Treaty.

Allergic to treaties

“The first thing is to make the Russians and the Americans, is to sit down and seriously discuss what there is evidence of breach of contract, what are the arguments of Russia in favor of what she observes. Weight (required) to prove rests, unfortunately, on the shoulders of the Russians. But the United States needs to pay attention to some of the concerns about Russian launchers, which are associated with land missile system AEGIS Ashore,” said senior researcher at the International Institute for strategic studies Michael Ellemann.

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