On this, with reference to the press service of the Ministry of RIA Novosti.
They said that the United States initiated the termination of the INF.
This happened after they convicted Russia of its gross violation.
In this regard, Washington refused to renew the rocket agreement, which expires on August 2, 2019.
Recall that on February 2, 2019, the United States began the process of exiting the INF mode as a result of its violation by the Russian side.
In turn, Russia after that also suspended its participation in the treaty.
The INF Treaty is a treaty between the USSR and the USA, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan on December 8, 1987 in Washington. The document entered into force on June 1, 1988.
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For the first time in history, it allowed the elimination of a whole class of armaments: the parties pledged to destroy all ground-based ballistic and cruise missiles of medium (1,000–5,500 km) and short (from 500 to 1,000 km) range, and not to produce, test or deploy such weapons. rockets in the future.
At the same time, according to experts, in the 2010s, Russia began to violate the terms of the contract, producing and deploying weapons of this type on its territory.