According to Manoylo, the decision of the American authorities will not depend on the position of the Russian Federation on this issue and its desire to maintain good-neighborly relations.
The ultimatum delivered to Moscow speaks of Washington’s decision to withdraw from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) by any means. This Life was told Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of Moscow State University. M. V. Lomonosov Andrey Manoilo.
- US actions are extremely arrogant and cynical. The language of ultimatums with Russia for a long time no one spoke. And the fact that (US Secretary of State) Mike Pompeo, a former dealer of refrigerators, refrigeration units and a former infantry captain, allows himself to make such statements to Russia — this is nonsense! The situation is serious. First, it shows that the United States decided to withdraw from this treaty at any cost, the political scientist said.
According to Manoilo, this is precisely why the ultimatum is of such a formal nature. As the professor noted, the decision of the American authorities will not depend on Russia’s position on this issue and its desire to maintain good-neighborly relations with the United States. The interlocutor of Life considers the “alarming signal” that Washington allows itself to speak with Moscow in the language of ultimatums. He stated the need to “besiege insolent”.
- At least a symmetrical answer must be given to this impudent trick. And even better – a symmetrical answer, supplemented with asymmetrical … Any impunity, it provokes only more impudence! – considers Manoilo.
Recall, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington is calling on Moscow to return to the INF Treaty within two months. He threatened that otherwise America would abandon its obligations.