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Defence. Russia suggests new missile verification system

President Putin spoke about it this morning

An announcement aimed at avoiding the worries of the last few days. After the controversy between Russia and United States regarding Moscow missiles (read also the article published by AVIONEWS), Kremlin decided to sweep away the clouds that did not bode well. During today's morning, Monday October 26, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin explained how some options for mutual missile verification are being studied, in order to avert any tension and somehow reassure Washington. Furthermore, Putin himself assured the abstention from the use in the European area of the country of the 9M729 rockets, considered by United States as a violation of the treaty on intermediate nuclear forces; at the same time, Moscow expects reciprocal steps from the nations that are part of NATO (see AVIONEWS).

What exactly does the Russian president mean when he talks about new verification systems? During his speech, it was suggested the adoption of the Aegis and Ashore systems and the Mk-41 launchers located in the American bases, or those of NATO in European territory. With options like this, Russia is sure it can confirm the total absence of weapons to be classified in a controversial manner, as has happened in recent days. A response from Washington on the sensitive issue is now awaited.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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