Russia will not destroy its 9M729 missile complexes, which Washington believes to violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), ONA reports referring to the statement released by MFA of Russia.
"We can not go for destroying our 9M729 missile that Washington groundlessly believes to violate the treaty," the ministry said in its staement.
According to the ministry, the United States actively develops medium-range missile systems and Russia has to be ready for Washington's potential deployment of such systems.
The ministry also stressed that extension of another arms control document, the New START, would be in the interests of the entire international community.
"Unfortunately, Washington prefers to create an atmosphere of uncertainty, sending negative signals [about possibility of extension]," the ministry said.