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Russia ready for dialogue with U.S. on medium-range, short-range missiles

Source : 112 Ukraine

Moscow calls for extension of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms
08:06, 21 January 2021

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Russia is ready to discuss an issue of medium-range and short-range missiles with the United States if Joe Biden's administration is interested in finding a consensus. This was stated by the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov in a comment to RIA Novosti.

In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website that Moscow was willing to extend the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START Treaty).

"For our part, we have stood and continue to stand for the extension of the New START Treaty from the most realistic positions. We consider it possible to extend the treaty only in the form in which the contract was signed and without any preconditions. For us, the extension for a five-year term looks like the best option," the statement said.

Related: Russia hopes to get deal on nuclear arms treaty with U.S. done

As we reported earlier, yesterday, on January 20, Joe Biden officially took the oath of office and became the 46th president of the United States.

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God,” said Biden.

Related: U.S. formally withdraws from Open Skies Treaty - Pompeo

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