Russia raised alarm on Friday over the U.S. testing of a missile which would have been banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday’s missile test was proof that the landmark treaty was ended by Washington.

“We have repeatedly stated that the United States has long been preparing to violate the provisions of the INF treaty. This [missile test] only eloquently confirms that the treaty was actually broken at the initiative of the United States,” Peskov told reporters in Moscow.

The U.S. formally withdrew from the INF Treaty in August. Later in

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