Russian diplomat Anton Mazur in a statement on Tuesday in Vienna said that Russia will no longer attend consultations related to European arms control treaty, accusing the West of stonewalling its demands.
However, Russia is still open to further arms control taks, he added.
The move comes as Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War times over the Ukrainian crisis.
The 1990 Conventional Forces in Europe treaty limits the number of tanks, aircraft and other heavy non-nuclear weapons deployed on the continent. Russia suspended its participation in 2007, citing NATO countries’ failure to ratify a new version signed in 1999.
Russian armys mobile tactical air defense S-300 and S-400 systems have entered services, various media reported Thursday. The systems are designed to engage hard targets such as nuclear warheads, rather than satellites
The US on Monday has delivered more than 100 military equipment to NATO-allied Baltic nations to deter perceived Russian threat. The deliveries included Abrams Tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, Scout Humvees, Stryker armored vehicles along with combat support units
Russia and India have signed an agreement to perform design work on the fifth generation ‘S version of the SU-35 that maybe the Indian variant of the fighter jet, Russian Military Complex chief was quoted as saying by DefenseNews "We have been negotiating and have signed the intention protocol for the Su-35," Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov was quoted as saying during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi last month. "Now we are working on designing ideas for this contract and on creating a manufacturing platform for the aircraft of the fifth generation
India may look at sealing the Russian stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) deal as negotiation on Rafale fighter MMRCA deal is still facing deadlock, Times of India reported today quoting unnamed sources close to the Defense Ministry. "Faced with continuing deadlock in the mega deal to acquire 126 French Rafale fighters, India is now pressing the throttle to seal the even bigger project with Russia for the stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA)," the newspaper reported
Russia has offered to comply with transfer-of-technology scheme, if Indonesia considers to purchase Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters. “I talked to Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu a couple of months ago
Russia has successfully test-fired an RS-26 Rubezh ballistic missile that can penetrate the sophisticated missile defenses. The missiles dummy warhead hit its target at the Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan just minutes after takeoff from the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site in the southern Astrakhan region on March 18, Kommersant newspaper reported Thursday
Russia is planning to develop fifth generation submarines and has formulated the task for defense and industrial sector for the work, Russian Navy Chief Viktor Chirkov said on Thursday. “This work is ongoing
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