On Tuesday, June 18, at the plenary meeting, the State Duma adopted a draft federal law on the suspension by the Russian Federation of the Treaty between the USSR and the USA on the elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. It was introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It is proposed to suspend the Treaty between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, signed in Washington on December 8, 1987.
The decision on the renewal of the Treaty between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles by the Russian Federation is to be made by the President of the Russian Federation, the document says.
It was supported by all factions of the State Duma and the three Committees: International Affairs, Defense and Security and Corruption Control. The Chairman of the State Duma, Viacheslav Volodin Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia” , previously stressed that the suspension of the Treaty is caused by the need to protect Russia's national interests.
He reminded that Russia had done everything to preserve the contractual relations and obligations that had been taken by the USSR and the USA in 1987 and guaranteed global security for all countries in the world.
“But the actions of the United States of America lead to violation of this Treaty, and our repeated proposals to preserve contractual obligations were unsuccessful,” he said.