The representative of the Kremlin recalled that it was America that became the source of the breakdown of the treaty, in fact, going to a violation.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, answered the journalists’ question about media reports that the Pentagon plans to test missiles banned by the INF Treaty.
– You are well aware of our arguments, the arguments of the president, when the decision was made and when we entered the stage of tough disagreements on the INF Treaty with the Americans. The fact is that we categorically disagree with any accusations addressed to us that we allegedly did not remain faithful to this document , ”Peskov recalled.
The representative of the Kremlin drew attention to the fact that the Russian side very reasonably, with evidence, demonstrated to the entire world community that it was the United States that became the source of the breakdown of this document, in fact, having accepted a violation.
– The de facto use of systems … in fact, led to this. It was the United States that violated, not Russia, violated the provisions of the Treaty on Medium and Short Range Missiles. It was the United States who had previously included in the draft budget an item on these missiles , ”Peskov added.
Earlier, the media reported that the Pentagon plans to test missiles prohibited by the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium and Short Range Missiles.