The NATO ultimatum of Russia to return to the implementation of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and short range with the United States will not be effective. Russia will further be insufferable. Sanctions are needed.
The opinion 24 of the channel expressed military expert Igor Losev.
The ultimatum should include clear sanctions for non-compliance. But NATO and the United States about it yet. Does not fulfill Russia, then what do the West? Therefore, it is not very effective move. Russia will further be insufferable, if not punishment. In the United States or China, Russia will not climb. Then to Ukraine, because we have not been able to beat them in the face. The Kremlin reaches where easier
– Igor Losev.
As noted by the expert, the West is mostly scary, specifically does nothing. Russia has got used to the fact that she’s scared, and then everything will come to naught. Therefore, in addition to an ultimatum, also sanctions against Russia.
The United States should provide Europe with gas and oil its production. And they have such opportunities. Disable Russia from the international financial system SWIFT. This is the real sanctions that the Russian economy could not withstand. The United States should launch production of new weaponry. This will force Russia to join in the race and will lead to the same result as that of USSR, which fell under the weight of their arms,
– said Losev.
According to the specialist, if the U.S. withdraws from the Contract on liquidation of rockets of average and small range, then the arms race is not excluded. And for Russia this will end badly. It should be the United States, because Russia produces missiles and medium-range missiles. And the United States – no. But if they start to do it on your technological level, then Russia will be difficult to catch up. With very severe consequences for its economy.
Recall, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the rockets, who tries to hide Russia is a security threat – they have nuclear capabilities. Therefore, the Kremlin has one last chance to return to the performance of the Contract on liquidation of rockets of average and small range with the United States. The Secretary General stressed that Russia should admit to the presence of missiles in violation of the Treaty.
As you know, in October the President of the United States Donald trump announced the withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of INF for Russia’s violations of the terms of the contract. A group of democratic senators sent an open letter to trump, in which he called to consider the negative consequences of the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty. The senators believe that the US withdrawal from missile Treaty will lead to the expansion of Russian production of missiles that threaten Europe.
December 4, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that his country will be released from the Contract on liquidation of rockets of average and small range, if Russia within 60 days will not revert to its implementation.
That provides for an Agreement on the elimination of intermediate and short range?The INF Treaty was signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in Washington on 8 December 1987, during the Soviet-American summit.
The Treaty provides that the U.S. and Russia refuse from the production, use and storage of ballistic missiles, ground-based medium (from 1 thousand to 5.5 thousand km) and small (from 500 to 1 thousand kilometers) range.