Vladimir Putin is planning for his own version of nuclear winter.
The Russian leader has requested his military to begin growing new medium-range missiles in light of President Trump’s declaration that the United States is relinquishing a Cold War nuclear arms settlement.
Putin declared that Russia was likewise suspending the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces arrangement, only one day after Trump hauled out of the 1987 assention over supposed Russian infringement, announced ABC News.
Among the new weapons Putin needs are ground-propelled hypersonic rockets with a halfway range — recently prohibited under the bargain — and the transformation of past sea based cruise missiles equipped for ground dispatches.
However, Putin guaranteed Russia wouldn’t send the rockets except if the U.S. conveyed its own.
“Our response will be symmetrical,” Putin told officials. “Our American partners have stated about suspending their participation in the treaty, and we are suspending ours. They have stated that they are doing research, and research and development, and we will do the same.”
American authorities have been blaming Russia for years of clandestinely making voyage rockets with a range that disregarded the arrangement.
“We will move forward with developing our own military response options and will work with NATO and our other allies and partners to deny Russia any military advantage from its unlawful conduct,” said Trump on Friday.
Presidential authorities have minimized admonitions that leaving the nuke arrangement could conceivably begin a new arms race since Russia has effectively abused the settlement.
“When an agreement is so brazenly disregarded, and our security so openly threatened, we must respond,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday.