Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Russia "has no hostile intention against Romania," Ambassador of Russia in Bucharest Valery Kuzmin told a press conference on Thursday.
Ambassador Valery Kuzmin talked about the premises of the Russia-Romania relationship, in the context of "a good neighborhood."
Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Thursday said the ballistic missile shield at Deveselu is a strictly defensive military structure, explaining that his remarks come in relation to the Russian Defence Ministry having asked the US to destroy the Mk-41 launching system in the composition of the Deveselu shield, on the grounds that it would violate the Intermediate-Range Nucle
Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting with foreign and defence ministers on Feb. 2 that Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty following a similar decision by the United States, the Kremlin said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday evening in Bucharest that it is important that the European Union's defense efforts do not compete with those of the North Atlantic Alliance but are complementary.
The Chief of the Russian General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, said this on Wednesday, Sputnik is reporting.
If the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is canceled, then Russian responsive measures will target the countries that accommodate US intermediate-range and short-range missiles, the Russian army chief said.