The United States' unilateral withdrawal from the 1972 ABM Treaty "will entail legal consequences that do not depend on Russia," Russian President Vladimir Putin said during an Internet press conference on Tuesday. "The ABM Treaty is like an axle to which a number of agreements on international security are attached," Putin said. "If we remove this axle, those agreements will automatically fall apart, destroying the entire present-day security system."
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The Russian Defense Ministry showed the destruction of foreign armoured vehicles including Leopard tanks in Ukraine