Russia calls on U.S., Romania to give up plans to deploy MK-41 vertical launch systems

Moscow calls on Washington and Bucharest to give up the plans to deploy on the U.S. missile defense facility in Romania MK-41 systems, or it will be regarded by Russia as a massive breach of the Intermediate-Ranger Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty).

Moscow calls on Washington and Bucharest to give up the plans to deploy on the U.S. missile defense facility in Romania MK-41 systems, or it will be regarded by Russia as a massive breach of the Intermediate-Ranger Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty).

"The planned deployment on the U.S. missile defense facility in Romania before the end of this year, that is, in the next few weeks, of universal vertical launch systems MK-41 may become a serious challenge to international security. This step will also be a massive breach of the INF Treaty, along with the use of target missiles and attack drones," the text of the speech given by Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the non-proliferation and arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the first committee at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, reads.

"We are calling on the governments of the U.S. and Romania to realize the entire measure of their responsibility for such developments and give up these plans while it is not too late," he said.

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