MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. The United States blatantly ignored the provisions of the INF Treaty by deploying missile launchers in Romania and Poland, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday in a message to Russia’s Federal Assembly.
"First it started developing and using intermediate range missiles it deceitfully called targets for missile defenses. Then it began to deploy the Mk-41 launchers in Europe, capable of using intermediate range cruise missiles Tomahawk for combat purposes," he said.
"By doing all this the United States blatantly ignored the provisions contained in articles 4 and 6 of the INF Treaty."