Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the United States did not provide convincing evidence of the deployment of medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) at the territory of the Russian Federation.

For several years we asked Americans to start showing us facts confirming violations, but they categorically refuse this. Nobody has ever shown us satellite images, which, in my opinion, are the only proof that can confirm the validity of their claims, stated the Russian diplomat speaking at the Moscow Conference on Non-Proliferation-2019.

In September this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed several states to introduce a moratorium on the deployment of medium and short-range missiles. However, NATO countries refused to support the initiative of the Russian leader saying that Moscow had allegedly already placed such weapons on its territory.