Putin lamented that the United States was poised to deploy missiles to Romania and Poland. The collapse of the INF treaty is very much similar to the US' withdrawal from the ABM treaty in 2002.
The treaty banned all types of missiles with ranges between 500 kilometers (310 miles) and 5,500 kilometers (3,410 miles).
Polyansky said that European countries should understand "that because of the U.S.'s geopolitical ambitions we are all one step from an arms race that can not be controlled or regulated in any way". Permanent Representative of China Zhang Jun stated that Beijing is not interested in the signing of the treaties on the arms control.
Zhang stressed that, for any arms control negotiation, it is imperative to fully consider the overall military capabilities of countries and follow the principle of "undiminished security for all", a basic principle of global arms control.
Putin said that Sunday's test has proven that the USA denials have been false.
"China unswervingly pursues a national defense policy that is defensive in nature", he said.
The UNITED STATE claimed that it dropped out from the accord due to Russian infractions, an assertion in which Moscow has already denied.
"It is aimed at relieving restrictions and seeking absolute military advantage", the envoy noted.
Mr Putin said Russian Federation could not stand idly by, and that USA talk of deploying new missiles in the Asia-Pacific region "affects our core interests as it is close to Russia's borders", according to a transcript of his remarks on the Kremlin website.Читайте также: Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley dies aged 66
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to find a quid pro quo response after the test of a new USA missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty.
He called on the Europeans to act to prevent the deployment of USA intermediate-range missiles on their continent.
"We will not be drawn into a costly arms race that would be disastrous for our economy", Putin said, adding that Russian Federation ranks seventh in military spending after the U.S., China, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Japan. One can see a vivid trend that the U.S. is undertaking consecutive steps to get rid of or erode the worldwide arms control agreements that do not correspond to its interests in some way.
The US missile tested on Sunday was a version of the nuclear-capable Tomahawk cruise missile.
Acting US Ambassador Jonathan Cohen countered that Russian Federation decided more than a decade ago to break its INF treaty obligations and has deployed multiple battalions of ground-launched cruise missiles "with the ability to strike critical European targets".
"In addition, the United States has enough instruments of pressure not only on Latin America, but also on Moscow in order to prevent such unpleasant for them events", he explained.
The Russian leader noted that Sunday's test was performed from a launcher similar to those deployed at a US missile defense site in Romania. Russia's United Nations representative at the Security Council said at the meeting Thursday.
"I echo the Secretary-General's call for all States to avoid destabilizing developments and to urgently seek agreement on a new common path for worldwide arms control", she added.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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