Mogherini urges Russia and U.S. to save INF Treaty
EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has urged Russia and the U.S. to save the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty after Washington issued a 60-day ultimatum to Moscow.
Mogherini pleaded for the treaty to be saved, warning that Europe did not want to become a battlefield for global powers once again, as it had been during the Cold War.
"The INF has guaranteed peace and security in European territory for 30 years now,"she said as she arrived for talks with NATO foreign ministers.
"It has to be fully implemented, so I hope that the time that is there to work on preserving the treaty and achieving its full implementation can be used wisely from all sides, and we will definitely try to make our part to make sure this happens," AFP cited the diplomat as saying.
The 60-day grace period will expire at a meeting of NATO defence ministers in February.