FILE PHOTO: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a gathering with officers and representatives of Russian enterprise group on the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 26, 2018. Alexander Nemenov/Pool by way of REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has suspended the Chilly Struggle-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty after the same transfer by the USA, President Vladimir Putin mentioned on Saturday.

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“The American companions have declared that they droop their participation within the deal, we droop it as effectively,” Putin mentioned throughout a televised assembly with overseas and protection ministers.

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America introduced on Friday it is going to withdraw from the INF treaty with Russia in six months until Moscow ends what it says are violations of the landmark 1987 arms management pact.

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Putin mentioned Russia will begin work on creating new missiles, together with hypersonic ones, and instructed ministers to not provoke disarmament talks with Washington.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Enhancing by Janet Lawrence

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