This position was voiced by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview RIA News.
Can they really think that Russia can follow all sorts of American ultimatums? I exclude such an algorithm of actions on our part, even in a situation where we would have some kind of roughness, in terms of our line or our argument
Ryabkov said, adding that in the case of the INF Treaty, Russia has nothing to reproach itself with, since its position is completely open.
Acting on the orders of the Americans is simply an unthinkable option for us
- clarified the deputy minister.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin predicted extremely severe consequences for the entire international security system, if the United States unilaterally withdraws from the INF Treaty.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on December 4 that Russia has two months to meet US conditions. In response to the American ultimatum, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova emphasized that Russia is scrupulously implementing the treaty.