In the dispute over the INF Treaty for the renunciation of nuclear medium-range weapons there is, from the point of view of the Nato no room for negotiation.
“The United States have made it clear that Russia must take concrete steps to return to full and verifiable Treaty to establish loyalty,” said an Alliance spokesman for the German press Agency. The destruction of the new cruise missile with the designation 9M729 (Nato-Code: SSC-8) and related equipment.
the dispute to the more than 30-year-old disarmament agreement it this Friday, once again, talks between the 29 Nato countries and Russia. They will take place on the ambassadorial level in the framework of a meeting of the Nato-Russia Council in Brussels.
The United States had asked Russia last an Ultimatum of 60 days. Therefore, you are from 2. February no longer feel bound to the Treaty if Russia agrees to the destruction of its new cruise missiles.
you should be able to fly, according to information from the United States, at least, 2600 miles, and would thus be able to meet almost all the main cities in Europe.
That Russia is thrown in the dispute, is excluded. The Moscow government rejects the claims and allegations of the United States vehemently. So it is the maximum range of your missile with a 480 kilometres, the contract would be compliant. It also puts the USA in Moscow, to use the allegations as an excuse for their own armament program.
Moscow is the fact that U.S. military are complaining for some time about the fact that from the time of the Cold war INF Treaty only binds the Americans and the Russians, but not to emerging military powers such as China.
The INF Treaty on nuclear medium-range systems (Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces) was concluded in 1987 between the United States and the former Soviet Union. He is obliged both sides to the abolition of all land-based ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5500 kilometers. At the same time, he also says the production and testing of such systems.
For Europe would be explosive and a denunciation of the INF Treaty, because it would be in a row, in all likelihood, a discussion on nuclear armament in Europe. In the opinion of the military strategic equilibrium and deterrence, could only in the long term.
The Nato-Russia Council is the main Forum for dialogue between the Western military Alliance and Russia. It was established in 2002, to Russia, to closely involve in the work of the TRANS-Atlantic military Alliance and to build trust between the former enemies. At ambassadorial level of the Nato-Russia days of the Council actually once in a month. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, the dialogue was, however, between June 2014 and April 2016 a complete on ice.
The Meeting this Friday will be since the resumption of the talks, the ninth, and on message level. In addition to the dispute to the INF Treaty, the Ukraine conflict is to play a role.