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U.S. extends New START Treaty with Russia for five years

Source : 112 Ukraine

Thus, the American side will have control over limits on Russian ICBMs, SLBMs, and heavy bombers until February 5, 2026
08:06, 4 February 2021

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The United States has officially extended the New START Treaty with the Russian Federation for five years. This was reported by the U.S. Department of State.

According to its press release, the extension of the agreement ensures that the U.S. has verifiable limits on Russian ICBMs, SLBMs, and heavy bombers until February 5, 2026.

The New START Treaty’s verification regime enables us to monitor Russian compliance with the treaty and provides us with greater insight into Russia’s nuclear posture, including through data exchanges and onsite inspections that allow U.S. inspectors to have eyes on Russian nuclear forces and facilities,” the statement said.

Related: Putin suggests extending New START arms control treaty with U.S.

It is noted that the American side will also pursue arms control to reduce the dangers from China’s modern and growing nuclear arsenal.

As we reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a relevant bill on the extension of the nuclear arms treaty with the U.S. a week ago - on January 30, a week before the pact was due to expire.

The treaty itself was first signed by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev back in 2010.

Related: Biden accepts Russia’s offer on extension of New Start Treaty for another five years

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