The Russian Foreign Ministry says that it has received an official notification from the United States that it has intention of withdrawing from a key Cold War-era pact, Fox News informed.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated at a NATO meeting on Tuesday that Washington would withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) because Russia allegedly did not oblige to the pact.
Russia rejected these claims of violation of the treaty that banned an entire class of weapons.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Wednesday that Moscow has received an official notification from Washington that quotes unspecified evidence of Russian violations. Zakharova stated that Russia has always obliged under the agreement and considers it “one of the key pillars of strategic stability and international security.”