Moscow views deployment of U.S. missiles in Romania as violating INF Treaty

Maria Zakharova commented on U.S. missile launchers deployment in Romania

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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