Putin signs the law to suspend Russia’s participation in the nuclear treaty with America
Putin signs the law to suspend Russia's participation in the Nuclear Arms Control Treaty with America … while two Russian warships sail into the Norwegian Sea for NATO exercises
- Russia will withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987
- The treaty was signed jointly with the US to help prevent the risk of a nuclear war
- It comes when two of Vladimir Putin's ships start practicing in the Norwegian Sea
President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill to suspend Russia's participation in a crucial nuclear weapons treaty.
The Decree of Putin, released on Wednesday, formalizes Russia's departure from the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the United States following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.
The US has announced its intention to withdraw from the INF in February, paving the way for termination in six months unless Moscow returns to compliance.
Russia has denied any violation and has accused the US of violating the pact.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a decree on Wednesday to record Russia's departure from the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Weapons Treaty with the United States
Moscow followed the example of Washington in February and also suspended its obligations under the treaty.
Putin has warned the US about deploying new missiles in Europe, saying that Russia will retaliate by using new fast weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.
It is because Russia has announced that it has sent two of its newest and most powerful ships to the Norwegian Sea for exercises.
The & # 39; Boiky & # 39; and & # 39; Stoiky & # 39; are reportedly employed in training exercises for locating, detecting and destroying conditional enemy submarine region's – the Russian navy unveiled on Wednesday.
Both ships tested their weapon systems as part of the deployment intended to demonstrate the presence of the Russian Navy in various parts of the Atlantic.
A Russian submarine, the Vladikavkaz, will also be on its way to the surface of St. Petersburg this week.
Two of the most modern ships in Russia are currently moving in the Norwegian Sea. Pictured: the Boiky corvette is one of the ships
The exercised training sessions on Tuesday were organized prior to Dynamic Mongoose, the annual anti-submarine loan from NATO.
Six frigates, ten planes and various submarines from Great Britain and the other NATO countries will participate in the one-week exercises.
The British frigate HMS Westminster has made contact with the US flagship guided missile destroyer USS Gravely for the exercises.
& # 39; Dynamic Mongoose & # 39; will be held in the Norwegian Sea west of Andøya, northern Norway.
The Boiky and Stoiky (photo) were deployed in the region prior to NATO exercises there
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