The defense Ministers of the 29 Nato countries will be discussed today for the first time about the possible consequences of the dissolution of the INF Treaty on the prohibition of land-based nuclear medium-range weapons.
to save, According to Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is to be tried until August, although once again, the agreement between the United States and Russia. At the same time, the Alliance wants to start but already with the planning for a world without the INF-Treaty.
The United States had denounced the INF Treaty, the beginning of the month with the backing of the Nato partners, because they assume that Russia will route the agreement for years with a Central system called the SSC-8 (Russian: 9M729) were injured. This is supposed to be able to cruise missiles to fire with nuclear warheads to equip and more than 2000 kilometres and can fly. Russia specifies the maximum range of the SSC-8, however, with 480 kilometers. That would be in compliance with the contract, since the agreement says only the ownership of land-based nuclear medium-range weapons with ranges between 500 and 5500 kilometers.
A decision on the Nato response to the alleged breach of contract by Russia is expected to fall until in August the six-month notice period expires.
Another topic at the two-day meeting of Ministers in Brussels, the development of the defence expenditure of member States. With voltage is expected, whether the USA, Germany submitted plans is sufficient. US President, Donald Trump had criticized the German editions recently as low.