Posted on Feb 02, 2019
Russia has suspended its involvement in the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) following a similar decision by the USA.
President Vladimir Putin said Russia would start developing new missiles, but it is not lost upon western observers that Putin makes many such empty pronouncements.
On Friday, the US, which has long accused Russia of violating the treaty, formally announced it was suspending its obligations under the agreement.
Signed in 1987 by the US and the USSR, it banned the use of short and medium-range missiles by both countries.
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