The Secretary General of NATO threatened Russia with military action over violation of missile Treaty

Генсек НАТО пригрозил РФ военными мерами за нарушение ракетного договора

Генсек НАТО пригрозил РФ военными мерами за нарушение ракетного договора

NATO does not rule out military actions in response to Russia’s violation of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and short range. The Alliance will try in 2019 to save the Treaty, but preparing for the fact that it will fail.

On Thursday, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, reports ABC nyheter.

Russia has for many years violated the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range, which could lead to the threat of destruction of the system of agreements banning nuclear weapons… I am surprised how little attention it has received

— Jens Stoltenberg,

NATO Secretary General

He also recalled the ultimatum, who of the Russian Federation for failure to comply with the terms of the contract.

Action in the Treaty on the reduction of armaments can be military, but we can find a new approach. While NATO has a firm and strong position, we can conduct a dialogue with Russia… We gave Russia one last chance. The deadline is 2 Feb

— Jens Stoltenberg,

NATO Secretary General

Stoltenberg called “salvation” of the Treaty a top priority of the Alliance in 2019, but noted that we need to prepare and what to do will not succeed.

We will remind, the Agreement on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) between the USSR and the USA was signed by the heads of state Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan on December 8, 1987 during the Washington summit. The document came into force on 1 June 1988.

The parties undertook to destroy all systems of ballistic and cruise missiles, ground-based medium (1000-5500 km) and lower (from 500 to 1000 km) range, and not produce, not to test and not to deploy such missiles in the future. In addition, the parties undertook within three years to destroy all launchers and rockets of terrestrial basing with radius of action from 500 to 5500 kilometers, including rockets both on the European and on the Asian territory of the USSR.

20 Oct 2018 US President, Donald trump declared that the United States terminated the agreement with Russia on the elimination of intermediate and short range. He also intends to start building its nuclear Arsenal while other countries are “way off”.

In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened a “symmetrical response” if the United States will leave missile Treaty. In particular, he said that Russia will produce missiles that are prohibited by this agreement. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the new Russian rocket SSC-8 undermines the foundations of European security.

NATO has a variety of options in response to Russia’s continued violation of the terms of the Contract on liquidation of rockets of average and small range (the INF Treaty) with the United States.

In our copyright material “Break the missile Treaty between the United States and Russia: a new round of crisis or the start of an arms race” discussed in detail the implications of these global changes.