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

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Kremlin expects to solve this issue via dialogue
18:03, 21 October 2020

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Global Look Press

The Russian Federation expects to resolve all the issues with the United States on extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Reuters reports.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that work on extending the treaty, which expires next February, was continuing at the level of experts.

We hope that all differences about the issue will be overcome through dialogue,” the statement said.

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

It is worth noting that the New START, signed back in 2010, limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles, and bombers that both countries can deploy.

As we reported earlier, the Administration of U.S. President Donald Trump asked the Strategic Command in Nebraska to estimate how quickly it can remove the nuclear weapon from the storages and load the bombers and submarines with it if the country does not extend the arms control treaty with Russia.

According to the sources, the request to the Strategic Command is a part of the strategy of pressure on Moscow to reconsider the New Start before the presidential elections.

Related: Secret NATO drills: German Air Force trains in the event of nuclear war?

 

 

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