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Gorbachev said Putin's words about the unilateral disarmament of the USSR

Speaking to the command staff of the Armed Forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Soviet leadership strangeness step, signed by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987 year. According to Putin, strangeness is, that the USSR was not actually INF any other home, except ground, and that such missiles in the contract and have come under the ban. At the same time, the US had more INF and sea, and air-based. In this regard, Vladimir Putin from the podium College of Defense Ministry called the actions of the Soviet leadership's "unilateral disarmament".

Горбачёв ответил на слова Путина об одностороннем разоружении СССР

On the statement of Russian President responded to the then head of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, whose signature on the Agreement with the United States and costs.

Gorbachev suggested, that Vladimir Putin wrongly briefed ...

Mikhail Gorbachev quoted by RIA Novosti:
Unfortunately, President, apparently, properly informed. No unilateral disarmament was not. According to the contract of INF hundreds of rockets have been destroyed - as the Soviet, and American.

According to Gorbachev, it was destroyed 109 missiles "Pershing-2" in West Germany, where they could for 10 minutes to reach the territory of the USSR.
However, Putin said in his statement at all about this. Gorbachev sent either did not understand, or knowingly has withdrawn Correspondence dialogue in the other direction. Russian President emphasis is on, that the United States in addition to land-based missiles with a range of 500-5500 km and were similar to another based missiles, and this program Washington has actively developed. And from the INF Treaty, I decided to go, when similar missiles (Example - "Caliber") appeared in Russia.



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