Deputy Chairman of the Committee of chiefs of staffs of armed forces of the U.S. General Paul Selva said that Russia has deployed on its territory cruise land-based missiles, in violation of the “spirit and purposes” of the agreement between Moscow and Washington on the elimination of intermediate and short range. About it reports Reuters.

This move threatens the security of NATO, he said.

This was the first public accusation by the us military after last month it was reported that Russia has secretly deployed a cruise missile SSC-8 that Moscow is developing and experiencing for several years.

“The system represents a risk for the majority of our facilities in Europe, and we believe that the Russians deliberately unfolded it to create a threat to NATO and objects in the area of responsibility of NATO,” said Selva.

However, he did not say whether the missile carrier nuclear charge.

In February, The New York Times, citing sources in the administration of U.S. President said that Russia has deployed a new cruise missile in violation of the Russian-American Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and short range, which marked the end of the Cold war.

Russia has deployed cruise missiles that threaten NATO – U.S. General 08.03.2017

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