“Russia has violated the INF Treaty. Now that they have (missiles), we are preparing a defensive mechanism, and we are talking about building America’s medium-range missiles, ”Garamendi told Sputnik.
The publication notes that "if the proposal is approved, then the US Department of Defense will study the advantages of US ballistic and ground-based cruise missiles with non-nuclear warheads with a range from 300 to 3,4 thousands of miles."
Washington periodically accuses Moscow of violations of the INF Treaty, pointing to the appearance in the Russian army of a certain ultramodern medium-range missile prohibited by the Treaty. In Moscow, such accusations are called groundless and state that they themselves have a number of complaints about the United States fulfilling the conditions of the INF.