Putin instructed to give a symmetrical response to US rocket tests
According to Putin, the United States tested a medium-range missile that had previously been banned by the INF Treaty. At the same time, as the president noted, the Americans used the MK-41 ground-based universal launcher, the analogues of which are used by the US missile defense systems in Romania and Poland, and which, according to the United States, "cannot be used to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles.
- Putin said.
At the same time, he noted that the launch of medium-range missiles was carried out only 16 days after the United States withdrew from the agreement on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles. The President instructed the relevant ministries to prepare a symmetrical response to US actions.
- summed up Putin.
Earlier, the Russian president said that Russia would not deploy ground-based missile launchers until the United States did so. At the same time, he emphasized that Russia will not participate in the arms race, but will respond to all US actions symmetrically, developing and testing the latest weapons.
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