British parliament has approved the program of modernization of the country’s nuclear arsenal. Only 117 out of 650 MPs voted against renewing trident nuclear arms program.
Britain’s nuclear deterrence forces contain 4 submarines, equipped with “Trident” ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads, which exhaust their potential in late 2020. According to the new plan more that 40 million dollars will be allocated for their replacement.
Program's opponents consider it a violation of the country’s nonproliferation obligations. During the debates prior the vote, new British Prime Minister Therese May among other threats mentioned Russia as well. Russia stepped up its tossy rhetoric about nuclear weapons and threatened to deploy it in the Crimea in in Kaliningrad,” – said May.