“Definitely on the part of Russia this is a retaliatory measure, it is forced, because the Americans, in fact, were forced when they declared that we were allegedly breaking the contract, and referred to this 9M729 rocket. This suggests that they used this as a pretext, since this rocket did not fall under this treaty in any way. Americans are trying to blame everything on Russia, ”Jabarov explained.
The senator added that when the INF Treaty was concluded, China and India did not have this type of weapon, but now they have appeared. The parliamentarian suggested that the Americans want to make a new deal with the inclusion of these countries in it.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry published a message on the termination of the INF.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin noted that Russia will not deploy medium-range or shorter-range missiles in any region of the world until the United States begins to do this.