The deployment of missile launchers in Romania as part of a U.S. missile defense system violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
"We have taken notice that the Aegis Ashore system deployed in the said area [in Romania] includes MK-41 multifunctional launching systems, which U.S. Navy vessels use to launch both interceptors and intermediate-range Tomahawk guided missiles," Zakharova said at a news briefing on Вусю 24.
"This gives us reasons to view their appearance onshore as a direct violation by the U.S. of the INF Treaty provisions," she said.
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