“Our attention has been attracted by allegations by U.S. officials
that Russia has been violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces
Treaty (INF). These allegations are as uncorroborated as everything else
from the category of Washington grievances on other matters that has
recently been coming to Moscow. No proof whatsoever is being adduced,”
the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“The problems relating to compliance with the INF are not new. Both
sides are well aware of them. They need to be handled in a routine way,
without resorting to ‘loudspeaker diplomacy,'” it said.
“Such work has been done before. What appears to us to make it even
more important is the fact that we have accumulated quite many
grievances with the U.S. in the context of the Treaty,” the ministry