Below is our translation of an article from Riafan that was intended to sober up Washington, with commentary by Vince Dhimos.
One volley of “Boreay” will erase any country from the face of the earth: how will the Russian Federation defend itself from the United States when the INF collapses
The NATO military attaché’s ignoring of the briefing by the Russian Ministry of Defence, at which the 9M729 missile [see report] was exhibited, more than proves that Washington has no desire to discuss the problems of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
“Undoubtedly, this is more than indicative, since it shows there is still no mood to discuss the issues of the INF. Some other modalities, such as the exchange of ultimatums, unfounded accusations and an unwillingness to hear a partner, do not quite suit us,” Peskov responded to the absence of representatives of the North Atlantic Alliance at an event in the Russian military department.
Recall that at a briefing for foreign military attaches on January 23, the Russian Defence Ministry presented the 9M729 missile of the Iskander-M series, which the US considers to be a violation of the INF Treaty, and spoke about its characteristics.
The military attaches and representatives of the military-diplomatic corps of the CSTO, BRICS, the European Union and NATO, as well as some other European and Asian countries were invited to the briefing. The Defence Ministry told reporters that military attaches from the United States, Britain, France and Germany, as well as representatives of the European Union and the NATO mission in Russia did not attend the briefing.
As political analyst Andrei Kolyadin explained to the Federal News Agency’s correspondent, Washington over the past years has simply been looking for a reason to withdraw from the INF Treaty, as this limited the further development of the US military machine. The expert drew attention to the fact that the States and its NATO allies have long displayed aggressive intentions and revitalization of the armed forces.
“The decision to withdraw from the agreement was made quite a long time ago, and at least for this, all preparatory actions (and the launching of combat satellites into space, and the approach of NATO to the borders of Russia) have long been underway. This shows that the Americans are trying to strengthen their military position in relation to Russia,” said Kolyadin.
Kolyadin warned Washington against breaking agreements on the containment of armaments, as this would create a serious military threat to the whole world. At the same time, the political scientist stressed that Russia will have enough resources to confront the United States.
“This, unfortunately, is the reality of the present time. A modern submarine of the Borey class can emerge from under the ice cap and lie motionless at the bottom for 600 days and cannot be tracked , can wipe out any country in the world with a single volley.
And there are such subs not only in Russia, but also in the United States and a number of European powers. Any large-scale military campaign involving modern weapons is completely meaningless. It will still lead to the self-destruction of mankind,” said the political scientist.
According to Kolyadin, the US attempts to get out of all such agreements causes the chances of war to multiply.
“When there are no restrictions, when one country believes that it can defeat another in a lightning war, this leads to the fact that in a very short battle all of earth suffers. Any such approach causes a threat to the existence of our civilization.
The ideas of Americans about withdrawing from the INF Treaty and the hope that they will secure their country in this way will lead to the opposite result. Russia will be able to defend itself against any weapon, but this will lead to very serious consequences for the United States,” he concluded.
In recent years, Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating the INF. Russia has repeatedly stated that it strictly complies with its obligations under the contract. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Moscow has very serious questions to the United States about the implementation of the contract.
The author: Konstantin Smirnov
RUSSIA PROVES IT DID NOT VIOLATE THE INF TREATY – US IGNORES PROOF