Rappler's latest stories on INF treaty
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered an analysis of 'the level of threat for our country created by the actions of the US and to take comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetric response'
Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov says, the 'US has obviously taken a course towards escalation of military tensions. We won't react to provocations.'
The launch is a sign of Washington beefing up its nuclear war-fighting capabilities in the wake of the collapse of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
President Vladimir Putin says that if Russia receives information about US development of new missiles, it 'will be forced to begin the full-scale development of similar missiles'
(UPDATED) Moscow says the deal has been terminated 'at the initiative of the US,' while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Russia is 'solely responsible for the treaty's demise'
The longtime Russian leader warns Washington against deploying any new missiles in Europe following the collapse of a key Cold War-era treaty, saying Moscow will consider it a 'serious threat'
(UPDATED) Russian artillery chief Mikhail Matveevsky says the 9M729 missile's maximum range is 480 kilometers. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty bans missiles with a range above 500 kilometers.
"The US is deploying them at their military bases in Romania and Poland, that is near our western borders, which goes against the 1987 INF Treaty banning the deployment of such systems on the ground," Ryabkov said in a statement.
Installing land missiles in Europe is a more aggressive step at the far end of the spectrum a defense official says