The U.S. military is planning to flight test two types of missiles banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) after the United States and Russia withdraw from the pact in August, Pentagon officials revealed this week.
The Pentagon is expected to begin testing the missiles in August.
The Kremlin has repeatedly warned the United States against pulling out of the INF.
In March, President Vladimir Putin’s administration officially suspended Russia’s participation in the INF, attributing the move to “a violation of the United States of its obligations under the treaty.”
NATO has also accused Russia of violating the INF.