Putin says Russia will retaliate if US quits nuclear arms control treaty
Russia's President Vladimir Putin called his summit with US counterpart Donald Trump "very successful." (AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the Kremlin would retaliate if the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, Russian news agencies reported.

Putin discussed possible Russian retaliation with top Russian Defense Ministry officials and added that the Kremlin was ready to discuss the INF treaty with Washington.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov, Editing by William Maclean