Putin threatens to build new missiles after Trump pulls US out of Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty | The Independent

Putin threatens to build new missiles after Trump pulls US out of Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty | The Independent

Vladimir Putin announced Russia will develop new intermediate-range missiles as he pulled the country out of a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty – mirroring a similar move by President Trump.

“The American partners have declared that they suspend their participation in the deal, we suspend it as well,” Mr Putin said during a televised meeting with foreign and defence ministers.

“They have announced they will conduct research and development, and we will act accordingly.”

He ordered the Russian military to start work on creating new missiles, including hypersonic weapons, and told ministers not to initiate disarmament talks with Washington.

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