Danmark, who is currently the head of the Asian direction at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scientists, in particular, said that the conversion of Aegis Ashore objects in Poland and Romania from a defensive position against Iranian ballistic missiles to an offensive against Russia is "done very easily" and in combination with the existing sea-based and air-launched missiles, the Kremlin’s plans to defend against possible attacks from the European direction can be complicated. In his opinion, such a transformation is a direct threat to Russia and violates the INF Treaty. Denmark said that according to Moscow, such opportunities were the original plan of the United States in creating missile defense in Eastern Europe.
The DMC Treaty prohibits the United States from having ground-based cruise missiles that could be deployed at Aegis Ashore facilities.
Earlier in Russia, they said that the United States specifically accused Russia of violating the DRSD Treaty in order to withdraw from the treaty allegedly in response to these violations and deploy short-range and medium-range missiles in Europe.
In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused Washington of initiating an arms race in order to achieve absolute US domination in the world.