United States will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) – Donald Trump stated. In his opinion
Russia violates the terms of the agreement. More than once, the Russian Ministry of Defense emphasized that Moscow strictly complies with all requirements of the threaty while the US violated the treaty multiple times. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in Washington, D.C. by President Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev on 8 Dec 1987. It came into force on 1 June 1988. It is the first document in the history on the elimination of the whole class of the weapons, deployed and undeployed, all nuclear and conventional missiles, as well as their launchers, with ranges of 500–1,000 km (short-range) and 1,000–5,500 km (intermediate-range). The treaty is s indefinite, however, each party has the right to exit it, if their essential interests are endangered. Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine joined the treaty in 1992. The entire Soviet Union destroyed 1846 missiles , the US destroyed thousand
less – 846. On May 31st, 2001,Russia and the United States finished inspection activities according to the treaty. The US was repeatedly accused of
breach of the treaty. They were testing missiles and targets similar to medium range missiles and shorter range missiles. The US installed universal installation of vertical start MK-41 in Poland and Romania within missile defense systems. that allows use of cruise missiles
tomahawk. The US produces assault drones with a range over 500 kilometers that fall under the definition of the ground cruise missiles with the home base.