The Ambassadors of BRICS Countries Arrived in Russian Foreign Ministry for a Briefing on the INF Treaty
OREANDA-NEWS Ambassadors of the BRICS States in Russia arrived at the Russian foreign Ministry for a closed briefing on the fate of the Treaty on intermediate-range missiles (INF), reports RIA Novosti.
The Heads of diplomatic missions of China, South Africa, India and Brazil refrained from commenting on the upcoming event.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry explained the position of Moscow on the situation surrounding the fate of the INF Treaty, the diplomats of the CSTO member States, and this was reported to journalists by the adviser of Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Russia, Aman Mambetshaev.
The Russian foreign Ministry announced that it was going to hold a closed briefing on the fate of the INF AND the situation with the 9m729 missile on January 18. The participation of its representatives was reported by the EU, great Britain, Germany, Greece, Sweden, France. The USA also received the invitation.
In recent years Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating the INF Treaty. Russia has repeatedly stated that it strictly complies with its obligations under the Treaty. Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Moscow has very serious questions to the United States about the implementation of the Treaty by the Americans. According to him, the US charges about the violation of Moscow's INF Treaty unfounded, rocket 9М729 has been tested at the permitted contract range.
Earlier was reported, that Washington continues to present its partners with fakes, accusing Moscow of new violations of the Treaty on Intermediate-Range Missiles, told Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Ryabkov noted that Russia does not understand the current US line under the agreement, it is unclear whether Washington wants to break it or intends to work together to preserve it.