MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin says if US builds missiles, so will Russia

5Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



MOSCOW— The Latest on US-Russian confrontations over a key arms treaty (all times local):

2:50 p.m.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same.

Putin’s remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in 60 days, citing Russian “cheating.” Russia has denied that it has been violating the treaty.

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