But Russia can easily defend against such weapons and does not have enough strategic nuclear nuclear weapons to wipe out all of nato.
Russia benefits from proliferation of IRCMs and IRBMs because in a war most of western ones will be stopped by Russia's IADS.
Even more so in fact, because IRBMs and IRCMs as well as MRBMs and MRCMs (intermediate and medium range weapons respectively) don't count as strategic weapons, so this essentially means all their strategic weapons, whether ICBM, air launched cruise missile or sub launched ballistic missiles only need to be fired at the US and they can use shorter ranged missiles not limited by the start treaty against targets in Europe, the middle east, and Asia (ie japan, australia etc).
This means they can target more of HATO with unlimited weapons and save the START limited weapons for the US.
This is a dummy on a truck for a parade not in any way representing a possible or planned truck-based system.
Its a fucking parade float, its not a breach.
For the last decade or so the US has been building or trying to build AEGIS ASHORE vertical launch missile systems in eastern europe and Japan as part of their ABM system.
The AEGIS Ashore system is their equivalent to the UKSK-M system in that it can launch SAMs, but also cruise missiles and therefore is in direct violation of the INF treaty... no matter where it is built it is a land based cruise missile launch platform which are completely banned under the INF treaty... whether made in Europe or Asia or the US... they are simply not allowed any.
16 days after the INF treaty expired they test launched a tomahawk missile in europe from a ground based AEGIS Ashore launcher... something they claimed when the INF treaty was in effect to be impossible.
Clear obvious violation of the treaty.... it is now better gone for Russia because they have iskander deployed widely so new 5,000km range cruise missiles could easily be added to the inventory very quickly along with Zircon missiles with perhaps solid rocket booster stages to double or triple their flight range...
Two years will be enough to create modifications of Iskander missiles of sufficient range to counterbalance American missiles, say a Vedomosti source in the Russian defense industry and an interlocutor close to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Adding an extra rocket stage would significantly boost range and performance... but would take more than 16 days...