Putin reminds everyone not to overlook chance of a nuclear conflict
- 5 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pointed out that nuclear conflict is an issue not to be overlooked, pointing in particular at the recent claims by Washington that it will be withdrawing its membership from the INF treaty, which the U.S. signed in 1987.
The treaty limited both the Kremlin and the White House to manufacture, test or possess ground-launched rockets and launchers with a range of 500 to 500,000 kilometeres.
Putin stated that he thought the situation has been underestimated, "The danger of the situation is being downplayed."
"It now seems to be impossible, something without crucial importance, but at the same time if something like this would happen this would lead to the collapse of the entire civilization and maybe our planet. So this is an important question."
"Unfortunately, we have this trend to underestimate the current situation. There are dangers, there are risks in our day-to-day lives. What are those risks? First and foremost, the collapse of the international system of arms control, of moving away from an arms race."
"Now they're making another step and they are withdrawing from the INF treaty so what's going to come out of that? It's hard to imagine what will come next."
Source: Smart Trend Team