“NATO countries agree that Russia bears all responsibility for the termination of the INF Treaty from August 2, 2019. The United States continues to consult with all NATO allies on the completion of the INF Treaty. As for the American military capabilities, they should be commented by US representatives, ”the alliance’s press service commented.

On August 18, the United States tested a cruise missile prohibited by agreement. The Pentagon said that its development began in February.

Maneuvers took place approximately two weeks after the treaty was officially terminated at the initiative of the American side.

Russia and China convened the UN Security Council due to US missile development.