Q – According to the Russian defense ministry, the French military attaché (along with his American, British and German colleagues) did not attend the briefing on January 23 on the 9M729 missile, which according to the United States violates the INF. Can you comment on this situation?
A – We believe that verification measures are required under the INF treaty between Russia and the United States allowing for direct access to the missile and a specific examination by experts. Our concerns are well known. The NATO-Russia Council will be an opportunity to address them.