Biden announced his readiness to discuss with Russia a new arms control system

The administration of US President Joe Biden is ready to promptly negotiate with Russia on a new arms control system that will replace the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START-3). About it says in a statement by the American leader posted on the White House website. The current contract expires in 2026.

In his opinion, Russia’s “brutal and unjustified aggression” in Ukraine “has destroyed peace in Europe and represents an attack on the fundamental principles of the international order.” “In this context, Russia must demonstrate that it is ready to resume work on nuclear arms control with the United States ” Biden said.

Russia and the United States signed the START-3 Treaty in 2010, in 2021 it was extended for another five years. According to the document, each side should have no more than 1,550 units of deployed nuclear warheads, as well as up to 700 intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and strategic missile-carrying bombers.

At the end of May, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow and Washington were continuing to discuss the implementation of START-3.

“I would like to clarify that the interaction between Russia and the United States as parties to the current START Treaty, or as it is also called START-3, has not been interrupted. In the forms provided for this, the consideration of issues related to its implementation continues, the exchange of the necessary data and notifications is being carried out, – noted Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Ermakov.

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