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Russia: Putin says Moscow will have ‘no difficulty’ in developing missiles if US leaves INF treaty01:04

Russia: Putin says Moscow will have ‘no difficulty’ in developing missiles if US leaves INF treaty

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 18, 2018 at 12:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "it will not be difficult" for Russia to develop ground-based missiles if the US leaves the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, speaking at an extended session of the Russian Defence Ministry panel in Moscow on Tuesday.

Putin went on to say that Russia already has “air-based and sea-based systems” and can “carry out the corresponding research and development and put them on the ground, if necessary.”

He also mentioned that the US violates the INF Treaty by deploying “the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence System in Romania and are doing the same in Poland.”

Russia: Putin says Moscow will have ‘no difficulty’ in developing missiles if US leaves INF treaty01:04
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "it will not be difficult" for Russia to develop ground-based missiles if the US leaves the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, speaking at an extended session of the Russian Defence Ministry panel in Moscow on Tuesday.

Putin went on to say that Russia already has “air-based and sea-based systems” and can “carry out the corresponding research and development and put them on the ground, if necessary.”

He also mentioned that the US violates the INF Treaty by deploying “the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence System in Romania and are doing the same in Poland.”

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