NATO will prepare a “defensive and proportionate” response to Russia’s deployment of 9M729, or SSC-8 missiles, according to the alliance’s classification. The military bloc will work on its air defense and missile defense, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
At the same time, the head of NATO added that the North Atlantic Alliance will not deploy new nuclear missiles in Europe. Stoltenberg also advocated strengthening arms control, the agency writes. TASS.
Recall that the United States has unprovenly accused Russia of the fact that the 9M729 missile for the Iskander operational-tactical complex violates the INF Treaty. On August 2, the United States announced withdrawal from the agreement. Then they tested the banned early ground-based cruise missile.
Russia also withdrew from the INF Treaty, but introduced a unilateral moratorium on the deployment of intermediate and shorter-range missiles.
The INF Treaty prohibits the development, production and storage of ground-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5500 kilometers. We are talking about both ballistic and cruise missiles.