Leonid Slutsky commented on Mike Pompeo’s statements about the violation by the Russian Federation of the Treaty on Shorter and Medium-Range Missiles and noted that “beyond the ocean, they learned the main principle of Goebbels’s propaganda too well: to seek not the truth, but the effect.
“And the effect is this: firstly, the image of“ aggressive Russia ”receives another bright touch, and secondly, the Americans will come out of the INF Treaty of the Medium and Short Range Missiles, accusing us of “- said the deputy.
Leonid Slutsky also stressed that Russia was repeatedly accused of violating the treaty, “although our“ strategic friends ”would have to look into the mirror: it was the United States that had been engaged in testing missile targets for the missile defense system for the last few years, which, according to experts, really are medium-range missiles. ”
The Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs called on Washington for common sense, and also noted that he considers Moscow’s position “absolutely correct.”
On December 4, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, following a meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member countries in Brussels, said that Washington would stop fulfilling its obligations under the INF Treaty, if Moscow does not return to the execution of the treaty within 60 days.
In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that the American side did not provide any evidence of Russia’s alleged violation of the Treaty on Medium and Short Range.