Russia is Violating a Landmark Arms Treaty, U.S. Claims

July 29, 2014 3:49 AM

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Russia is violating a treaty that bans medium-range missiles, the U.S. has stated, adding further tension to a relationship already strained by Moscow’s backing of separatists in Ukraine.

“This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now,” an administration official told TIME. “We encourage Russia to return to compliance with its obligations under the Treaty and to eliminate any prohibited items in a verifiable manner.”

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