Permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov in Brussels.
BRUSSELS, Nov 8 – Europe will have to “face the nightmares” that haunted her a few decades ago, if it does not take a strong stand to preserve the INF Treaty, said Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump announced that Washington would withdraw from the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range. According to him, America will increase its nuclear capability as long as the others “comes to her senses”, then Washington will be ready to stop this process and proceed to arms reduction. He explained that this message is addressed primarily to China and Russia.
“The latest statement of the US administration about the planned withdrawal from the INF Treaty in 1987, modeled after similar steps taken by its predecessors, narrows the scope of what for decades was one of the pillars of peace in the world, namely arms control” — leads the permanent representation to the EU remarks Chizhov at the conference in Cyprus.