He noted that there is a risk to find yourself in a situation where legally binding agreements simply would not exist. Americans say that it will be easier to sign a new contract in this situation. But in fact, this is a very controversial statement, RISS expert said. Russia, for its part, is seeking to adapt the existing treaties to the current military and political situation.
The analyst noted that now it is very important to determine how far Washington intends to withdraw from the INF Treaty.This is also a key issue for the American allies. The deployment of such missiles endangers the US partners in Europe and Asia. The future settlement of the situation will largely depend on the reaction of the NATO member states, South Korea, and Japan. How will they react if Washington launches full-scale deployment of medium-and shorter-range missiles? There were such cases in the history. Such weapons have always provoked crises. The expert recalled the so-called “missile crisis” of the late 80-ies and deployment of medium-range missiles by Washington in Turkey in the 60-ies. This led to the Cuban missile crisis, when the world was on the verge of a nuclear disaster.