Figure: Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov
According to the report of Russia Today on March 5, Antonov said, We are very concerned that the United States may deploy missiles in Europe after withdrawing from the China Guidance Treaty... We will be forced to deploy our missiles and cover all parts of Europe... We should avoid this happening.
Reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on the 4th to suspend the implementation of the Guidance Treaty, which came into force on the same day. According to the Kremlin website, Putin signed an order to take urgent measures to deal with US violations of the Guidance Treaty.
It is reported that the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Treaty between the Soviet Union and the United States on the Elimination of Medium-range and Short-range Missiles in 1987, referred to as the Central Missile Treaty, which stipulates that the two countries no longer possess, produce or test land-based cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and their launching devices with ranges of 500 km to 5500 km. On February 1, the State Department announced that the United States would suspend its obligations under the Guidance Treaty and start the withdrawal procedure on February 2. Putin immediately announced that Russia would suspend its obligations under the Guidance Treaty and no longer hold new international negotiations on the proposal of the Treaty.
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