According to Stoltenberg, NATO allies will not take rash steps and do not plan to immediately respond to Russia's actions with mirror steps.
"We do not want a new arms race. We do not intend to deploy new ground-based nuclear missiles in Europe," Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels.
Read also: Oil rises in price after the strongest fall in 4 years of prices
The Alliance also expressed disappointment at the fact that Russia showed no desire and did not take any steps to return to the fulfillment of its obligations under the treaty.
"The situation when the United States fully complies with the treaty, and Russia does not, is not stable," a NATO statement said.
As is known, the agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on the elimination of medium and short-range missiles ceased to operate. Mike Pompeo noted that February 2 in the United States gave Russia six months to return to the implementation of the INF Committee, but Russia refused, so the contract ends on August 2. Pompeo stressed that the United States will not remain parties to the treaty when others violate it.