© Photo : the page in Facebook Igor Dodon. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Archival photoRestoration of the defense potential of Russia, the growing power of China and the expansion of military-technical cooperation (MTC) between these two powers became the reason of unilateral withdrawal from the Washington Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), said defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.”We are convinced that the real reasons for Washington to unilateral withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range, is curbing people’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation,” said Shoigu on Monday, speaking at the plenary session of the Beijing Tanshanskogo forum.According to the Minister, “the agreement is no longer in the interests of the United States amid growing military and economic power of China and recovery of Russia’s defence potential and expanding military and military-technical cooperation between the two countries”.While Shoigu said that accusing Russia of violation of the provisions of the INF Treaty, “the United States ahead of time preparing for his destruction.” “They create shock drones were used as target missiles ballistic missiles medium-range missiles, deployed in Europe launchers MK-41, originally designed for launching cruise missiles “Tomahawk”. This confirms the fact that after 16 days after denunciation of the Treaty were conducted tests of cruise missiles, ground-based, which, according to the United States, hit the target at a distance of over 500 kilometers,” — said the Minister.
He believes that “in the sphere of arms control is the destruction of a multilevel security system for many years providing stability and balance of power.” “This is the US refusal to ratify the Treaty on comprehensive ban on nuclear tests, and their unilateral withdrawal from the Treaty limiting missile defence systems and the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles,” — said Shoigu.