The INF Treaty banned missile.
In August, the U.S. are going to test a cruise missile ground-based missiles with a flight range of about 1,000 kilometers. About it reports Reuters.
“We’re going to test cruise missile ground launched in August,” said a senior representative of the Ministry of defense.
If tests are successful, the missile can be deployed in approximately 18 months and will have a range of about 1,000 kilometers.
According to the official, the US also hopes to test a ballistic medium-range missiles in November. He noted that both missiles are conventional, not nuclear.
Recall that on 2 February 2019, the US began the process of withdrawal from missile Treaty because of its violation by the Russian side. After the decision of Washington Russia also suspended its participation in the agreement.
Commenting on the US withdrawal from missile Treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will aim the weapon not only in the country where the U.S. will deploy missiles and medium-range missiles, but the United States itself in the event of a threat.
The Treaty of 1987 prohibits parties from manufacturing nuclear ballistic and cruise land-based missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km, as well as their testing and deployment.
In fact, the contract is reduced to zero the threat of missile range of the European continent in a hypothetical war between the USSR and the USA.
The United States accused Russia in the production of missiles 9M729, tactical and technical characteristics which violate the Treaty.