Putin offered to extend the START-3 treaty for a year without any conditions

Biden Administration Seeks 5-Year Extension of Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia

Putin offered to extend the START-3 treaty for a year without any conditions

Putin offered to extend the START-3 treaty for a year without any conditions

Earlier, Washington announced the possibility of temporarily extending the agreement on current terms.

The Russian President proposed to extend the current treaty with the United States on the limitation of strategic offensive arms (START-3) without any conditions for a year. According to Vladimir Putin, if this happens, then the parties will be able to negotiate on all the issues they have..

Russian President instructed Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to bring Moscow’s position to Washington.

START III is the last major nuclear arms agreement between the two countries. It expires in February. President Donald Trump’s administration has pushed for China to become a party to the nuclear arms limitation agreement. The Russian side did not agree with this. At the same time, the US President’s Special Representative for Arms Control Marshall Billingsley said that Washington, before the presidential elections, is ready to extend the treaty for a limited period and without this condition. Billingsley said the parties have already reached an agreement in principle. At the same time, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Washington’s proposal is unacceptable for Moscow..

  • START III was signed by the presidents of Russia and the United States, Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in April 2010. The document provides for the reduction of deployed nuclear warheads to 1,550 units.
  • Russia recently announced the creation of new types of nuclear weapons that are not mentioned in START III, such as the hypersonic unit "Vanguard".
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