MFA: Russia will not follow US ultramatums on INF Treaty

Russia considers the American ultimatums unacceptable and does not intend to succumb to Washington’s blackmail associated with the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty). In addition, acting on instructions from across the ocean is unthinkable for Russia.

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.
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  1. LeftPers Offline LeftPers
    LeftPers (Anton) 25 December 2018 15: 52
    .... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December 4 said that Russia has two months to fulfill US conditions .....

    The clown Pompeo also has two months to fill up his mouth or pull up, so as not to poison the world with his foul breath.
  2. Conn Offline Conn
    Conn (Conn) 25 December 2018 19: 56
    The last day of Pompeii or the last ultimatum of Pompeo! This psakoobrazny degenerate clearly confused its capabilities with the capabilities of Vesuvius!
    It is a pity that there is no new Karl Bryullov who could depict the last day of Pompeo and the United States after the fall of "Sarmat"!