Putin's proposal to abandon the deployment of medium-range missiles in Europe should not be considered a gesture of goodwill. This is part of the strategy, invented by the President of the Russian Federation.
This opinion was expressed by the Polish journalist Grzegorz Kuczynski on the Tysol portal.
According to Kuczynski, Putin is ready to sacrifice INF Treaty for the sake of the Treaty on strategic offensive arms (START-3). He considers, that the actions of the Russian president are caused by the desire to obtain a nuclear advantage against Western countries.
Vladimir Putin said, that Moscow will not deploy medium-range missiles in European Russia, if NATO also refuses to deploy them in Europe.
Commenting on this statement, Kuczynski noted, what, when the US allegedly strictly adhered to the INF Treaty, The Russian Federation secretly created the 9M729 missile. Polish journalist believes, that in fact the treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles stopped working more than a year ago, after all, allegedly in response to the actions of the Russian Federation, the Americans announced the development of such missiles and their intention to deploy them in Europe. At the same time, Kuczynski did not pay attention to the fact, that the United States somehow surprisingly quickly switched to testing this type of weapon.
But it's about something else. Polish journalist believes, that this is all part of Putin's complicated game, who wants to extend the START-3 treaty on the same, favorable conditions for Russia. After all, this agreement provides for the reduction of strategic nuclear weapons, while the Russian Federation has an advantage over the West in non-strategic and tactical types of atomic weapons.
In this way, thinks Kuczynski, Russia can outplay NATO. He also calls not to believe in the presence of hypersonic weapons in Moscow., whom, in his opinion, not a single state in the world has yet.