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Friday, June 23, 2017

The U.S. accused Moscow of violating the start-3: “the poplars” apart instead of destroying

The Kremlin does not fulfill the conditions in the Czech Republic signed the Treaty on reduction of offensive arms (SNV-3). About the same time the Pentagon said the result of the analysis of the data obtained after visiting Russian military facilities by the us inspectors.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The Russian side, in particular, violates the rules of utilization of the missile systems RT-2PM “Topol”, the journalist writes the Washington Free Beacon bill Gertz, citing its sources in military circles.

Resentment of Americans was the fact that Moscow allegedly did not cut the most important components of the equipment, and only parses them apart. Also, the auditors could not find evidence of direct destruction of the missiles: they were observed only in transport-launch containers themselves launchers, which allegedly have already worked out their resource and could not be used for other purposes.

A former senior Pentagon official mark Schneider, in turn, said that is written in the start-3 conditions were much softer than those that were present in previous treaties. For example, now the inspectors are not required to show the process of the destruction of missiles, however, must demonstrate split into two parts or collapsed stage of the rocket.

The start-3 Treaty was signed in 2010. He suggests that Moscow and Washington should increase the number of nuclear warheads to 1550, of which the duty can be up to 800. Under restriction were and the media: the number of Intercontinental ballistic missiles, ballistic missiles of submarines and heavy bombers should be reduced to 700.

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