08:47, 15 December 2021 – 112 Ukraine
Moscow assumes that the Alliance has been developing the plans to deploy their own intermediate-range missiles
The deployment of medium-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads in Europe will be the forced measure for the Russian Federation, which it will take because of the NATO. Sergei Ryabkov, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia said so in the commentary for RIA Novosti news agency.
“Russia will be forced to act if the West refuses to join the moratorium for deployment of intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe”, Ryabkov said as quoted by the Voice of America.
According to him, Moscow surmises that the Alliance has been planning to deploy their own medium-range missiles. This is indicated, among other things, by the creation of the Artillery Command, which dwas in charge of the Pershing systems during the Cold War.
According to the Alliance press office, the press conference is to be broadcasted live. It’s supposed to kick off at 11.15 a.m.
No details were disclosed. However, the negotiations will take place amidst the worsening situation on the Ukrainian border.