the special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley urged Russia to abandon the program of the development of modern missiles. According to Billingsley, the projects missiles “Petrel” and “Poseidon” are a threat to the civilian population, and probably caused the increase of radiation in Northern Europe. Our experts evaluated the legitimacy of the White House.

In the second half of June the authorities of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland reported the presence in the atmosphere of radioactive isotopes. The National Institute for public health and the environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands said that radiation came “from Russia”. The concentration of harmful substances in the atmosphere was short and without serious damage. Other experts did not exclude that source of emissions is likely to become a civilian facility. The Russian authorities notified the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA), about innocence in the release of radiation, but in the U.S. this information was ignored.

As stated by the Special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley, sources of increased background radiation could be a Russian rocket “Thunderbird” and “Poseidon”, which plans to equip a nuclear power plant. In the “Twitter” Billingsley said tests of new Russian weapons should be stopped. However, the White House spokesman went further and already calls for the collapse of test even if the Russian “Poseidon” and “Thunderbirds” was not the cause of radioactive surge in Europe.

Experts of “MK” note: the White House does not hesitate to use the environment and possible harm to the civilian population as a pretext to once again put pressure on Russia. According to a member of the expert Council of all-Russian organization “Officers of Russia”, captain 1st rank Vasily Dadykina, the U.S. government is concerned that at their disposal there are no analogues of Russian weapons systems.

Such weapons they have, it is not appropriate under any agreements, in particular, “the ABM Treaty”, of which the US is already out, and “start-3”, from which they are only trying to get out. And now they are trying to tie up here and environmentalists, this time stating about the environmental dangers of the Russian arms.

Vasily Dadykin also added that Russia will continue development of advanced weapons systems and then adopting.

– This weapon will of course be accepted. Media for “of Poseidon” in development. And the media for “Petrel” is already the aircraft of strategic aviation TU-160, TU-95. This is the direction we will evolve, and will never happen again a story of the nineties, when we refused shorter-range missiles, gave the shelves and site. Time is not the same, – rezyumiruya�� the expert.