“The collapse of the INF Treaty, conceded by the Kremlin on Saturday, is the result of decades-long “strategic destabilization of the nuclear balance” by the US, which wants a new international order, and perhaps a fresh arms race.
On Friday, Washington said it was suspending its participation in the 1987 agreement for 180 days, for alleged non-compliance by the other signatory, Moscow. The next morning, Vladimir Putin, flanked by two senior ministers, bemoaned that Russia “could not save” the milestone Cold War arms restriction agreement, despite generous offers to up its transparency.”
These treaties mean about as much as used toilet paper. If any two super powers go to war it’s the end of the world, literally. The entire world would be destroyed in under an hour. What that means is, it’s pointless to worry about the U.S. or Russia firing missiles at each other. You’ll most likely be dead before you have time to worry.