Serhat TUNAR -TDO- After United States withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treatylast month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country could produce missiles banned during the Cold War.
Speaking at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok, the Russian President said that there was no obstacle for them to produce such missiles, but said that they would not take a step in this direction without first deploying such weapons to the United States. Putin also called for the escalation of the arms race between the two countries.
Talking on Washington’s decision to missile deployment in Japan and South Korea, Putin said that these moves will affect a portion of the Russian territory. Russian President, the Pentagon said that Japan and South Korea intends to deploy missiles, said they are not satisfied and this situation is worrying, he added.