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Russia: We will not deploy missiles until America does - Putin01:05

Russia: We will not deploy missiles until America does - Putin

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 5, 2019 at 16:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with permanent members of his Security Council in Moscow on Monday, discussing the implications of the termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

In a statement, the Russian leader said that the end of the nuclear agreement “seriously exacerbated the situation in the world and created fundamental risks for everyone.”

"We do not opt out of our unilateral obligations, all our actions will be reciprocal. It relates to development, production and deployment of the land medium and short-range missiles. We will not deploy them in relevant regions, until American medium and short-range missiles will not be placed there,” Putin said in a statement.

The president added that the situation “means restarting an uncontrolled arms race” unless there are fresh talks about strategic security.

"In order to avoid chaos that has no rules, limits and laws, one needs to once again weigh all possible dangerous consequences and start serious dialogue without any ambiguities," Putin stated.

During the meeting, the Security Council also discussed the efforts taken to extinguish the massive wildfires raging in Siberia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with permanent members of his Security Council in Moscow on Monday, discussing the implications of the termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

In a statement, the Russian leader said that the end of the nuclear agreement “seriously exacerbated the situation in the world and created fundamental risks for everyone.”

"We do not opt out of our unilateral obligations, all our actions will be reciprocal. It relates to development, production and deployment of the land medium and short-range missiles. We will not deploy them in relevant regions, until American medium and short-range missiles will not be placed there,” Putin said in a statement.

The president added that the situation “means restarting an uncontrolled arms race” unless there are fresh talks about strategic security.

"In order to avoid chaos that has no rules, limits and laws, one needs to once again weigh all possible dangerous consequences and start serious dialogue without any ambiguities," Putin stated.

During the meeting, the Security Council also discussed the efforts taken to extinguish the massive wildfires raging in Siberia.

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