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Russian missiles threat half of Europe, - Ukrainianreconnaissance

Russian missiles threat half of Europe, - Ukrainianreconnaissance

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Ukrainian reconnaissance hasrepeatedly detected Russian9K720Iskanderballistic missile systemsnear the Ukrainian border and on the territory of the annexed Crimea, thedestruction range of which is threating territories beyond Ukraine.VadymSkibritskyi, Representative of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine claimed this in a commentary to 5Kanal.
He thinks that if RussiaviolatestheIntermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treatyit will threatenthe security of most European countries.

If we talktheoretically:more than 500 km is yet a violation of the treaty. Thetreaty says that the deployment of such systems near the borders of Europedirectly threatens the whole territory of European countries,Skibritskyisaid.
He gave an example of the launch of the Caliber cruise missile, which allows covering half of Europe from the Black Sea area.
Which means all countries of eastern Europe - Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic,Bulgaria are under a direct aim if such strategic armaments, he claimed.
Earlier,Trump, speaking to reporters, saidthe United States is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated it and did not provide a report.

Russia has violated the agreement. They have been violating it for many years, Trump said after a rally in Elko, Nevada. Were not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and do weapons and were notallowedto. Were the ones that have stayed in the agreement and wevehonoredthe agreement but Russia has not unfortunatelyhonoredthe agreement so were going to terminate the agreement, were going to pull out, the US president noted.
The agreement has constrained the U.S. from developing new weapons, but America will begin developing them unless Russia and China agree not to possess or develop the weapons, Trump said. China is not currently a party to the pact.

The Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles was signed in 1987 by General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan.
The agreement prohibits the partiesfrom manufacturing ground-based ballistic and cruise nuclear missiles with a range from 500 to 5,500 km, as well as their testing and deployment.
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