Assessment: The U.S. and NATO have increased naval activity and aerial patrols in the region, which Russia has claimed is a “provocation” and separately threatened “dangerous consequences” for continuing that action …
Russia said on Monday that it may deploy nuclear missiles in Europe because it claims NATO is doing the same.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russia’s state-run RIA news outlet that it saw “indirect indications” that NATO was nearing deployment of intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) in Europe, so it would be “forced” to do the same, Reuters reported.
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal.” Ez. 38:3
“Lack of progress towards a political and diplomatic solution to this problem will lead to our response being of a military and technical military nature,” Ryabkov said.
“That is, it will be a confrontation, this will the next round, the appearance of such resources on our side. Right now there aren’t any, we have a unilateral moratorium. We call for NATO and the U.S. to join this moratorium,” Ryabkov added.
INF was banned via a 1987 treaty signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, though it was abandoned by the Trump administration in 2019, citing years of Russia violating the pact.
Ryabkov claimed Russia now has a “complete lack of trust” in NATO.
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