He motivated a such decision accusing Russia. “Russia has violated the agreement. They’ve been violating it for many years. (…) And we’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons and we’re not allowed to,” Trump told reporters. After the announcement, Russia’s state-run news agency, RIA Novosti, reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to discuss the decision with US national security adviser John Bolton when he visits Russia this week. The treaty forced both countries to eliminate ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between approximately 300 and 3,400 miles. It was designed to provide a measure of some strategic stability on the continent of Europe. Previously, the US had accused many times Russia of violating the Treaty. Recently NATO officially confirmed that Russia’s activity constituted a likely violation.
“After years of denials, Russia recently acknowledged the existence of a new missile system, called 9M729. Russia has not provided any credible answers on this new missile. All allies agree that the most plausible assessment would be that Russia is in violation of the treaty. It is therefore urgent that Russia addresses these concerns in a substantial and transparent manner,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. Russia’s actions were been coroborated with what China was doing.” But if Russia’s doing it and if China’s doing it and we’re adhering to the agreement, that’s unacceptable,” Trump said. Outspoken Russian senator Alexey Pushkov tweeted Sunday that the “United States is bringing the world back to the Cold War.”