The words of the US President’s Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation Jeffrey Eberhardt about the deployment of missiles by Russia in the EU are fake, which is intended to impose on the Europeans the idea of a Russian threat, said Federation Council Senator Vladimir Dzhabarov. In a conversation with Lenta.ru, he added that the United States itself is placing launchers in the Baltic States, but does not bear any responsibility for this.
Jeffrey Eberhardt previously demanded that Russia remove from Europe the missiles allegedly deployed there in violation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty). Thus, he answered the question of how the administration of American leader Joe Biden evaluates the initiative of President Vladimir Putin to introduce moratoriums on the deployment of such weapons in Europe.
Dzhabarov recalled that all European countries bordering on Russia are NATO members, respectively, no missiles, neither Russian nor Soviet, can be there.
“If Eberhardt talks about those installations that are located on our territory, then this is already our internal sovereign right,” the politician said. – I have never heard that our missiles were deployed in Europe. Better let the States themselves remember how they deploy missile launchers in Poland, Romania, and the Baltic countries under the guise of air defense systems. I am sure that the statement of the Americans is just another fake, with which they are trying to fool the brains of the Europeans by imposing on them the idea of a Russian threat. “
Previously acting Konstantin Vorontsov, Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that Moscow is calling on NATO countries to introduce a moratorium on the deployment of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF).